Presenting a story that deals with death is a double edged sword, but if dealt with precaution it can be a great attempt. Netflix’s most recent Original Irreplaceable You deals with the tricky subject of death.
Abbie aka Abigail (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) has a great relationship going on with her childhood sweetheart Sam (Michiel Huisman). Abbie is always reminding him on wearing same colour socks, because Sam somehow manages to wear red socks in one and green in the other.
They get engaged thinking that Abbie is pregnant, but the doctors reveal that she’s got a Stage 4 cancer. All hell breaks loose, but Abbie is not someone who will get knocked down by the challenges of life, or even cancer.
Between her group meets and therapy sessions, she is struck with the idea of hooking up her shy fiancé with a girl before she dies. She meets a host of girls, but none seem a perfect match. She is advised by family and friends to not proceed with this, but she is hell bent on get Sam a girlfriend after she is gone.
So much that she wants to breakup with Sam, so that he can learn to live on his own. But Sam decides that he would take his relationship with Abbie to the next level.
Instead of being melancholic about Abbie’s death, the film has a fun take about it. There are two deaths in the film, but you don’t feel the overdose of emotions.
There are several moments in the film, where you will appreciate the path breaking treatment of the sensitive subject.
What’s Blah? You will love the film much, to find any flaw in it.
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Director: Stephanie Laing
Writer: Bess Wohl
Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman, Christopher Walken, Kate McKinnon, Steve Coogan, Jacki Weaver
Irreplaceable You is now streaming on Netflix
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