The Walking Dead
Log in with Facebook
Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up here
and the Terms and Policies,
and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango.
Already have an account? Log in here
Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password.
We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified.
Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service.
No consensus yet.
All Critics (19)
| Top Critics (6)
| Fresh (6)
| Rotten (13)
The film itself seems to be in denial about its own story.
The movie, directed by Stephanie Laing, tries too hard and too implausibly to fulfill what proves an uncomfortable, unworkable concept.
Wohl never manages to achieve the proper tonal blend. The result is neither sufficiently funny nor moving, lacking the truly daring humor that might have made the film a bracing dark comedy.
A half-baked tragic love story so desperately engineered to tear-jerk that it ceases to resemble anything human.
By the end, Irreplaceable You could be replaced by pretty much any other terminal romance and it would be hard to notice the difference.
"Irreplaceable You" uses an assortment of slight incidents to impart a lesson that, from the outset, is patently obvious to everyone except the too-dim-to-be-believed person for whom it's intended.
You will not enjoy much of the hour and a half that precedes the climactic scene... but if you are looking for an excuse to bawl your fucking eyes out, Irreplaceble You will definitely do the trick. But you won't feel good about it.
With strong performances, the film is elevated enough to get its message across - that we may think we have enough time, but in our final moments time may be the last thing on our minds.
Irreplaceable You is built to be a tearjerker, but it's working from a blueprint that's out of date. Its quirkiness is too forced and its humor too trite for there to be anything to hold onto.
Just lies there
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman tug fiercely at our heartstrings with their charming portrayals of two people who fell in love as they grew up together and now face the terminal illness of Mbatha-Raw's character.
Something is there with one woman's mission to secure her replacement, but Wohl doesn't go far enough with the premise, and Laing makes the whole thing look very familiar.
There are no featured reviews for Irreplaceable You at this time.
There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.