Regardless of how much I wished and hoped, Irreplaceable You which stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman is not a good movie. However sweet the premise of the love story may be and as tragic as the story’s end is, the execution was not satisfying.
It’s odd to say this of a movie about a young couple whose love story is cut short by terminal illness but, I kept thinking where’s the heart, the soul? Why am I not connecting to this story – let alone the characters?
Overall, I don’t think I really bought much of what was happening throughout. My viewing session kept being interrupted by thoughts of ‘this is not great’ and ‘The Fault In Our Stars (2014)’ did a much better job of telling a similar story.
What I know for sure is that story editing, the writing, cliches and perhaps insufficient chemistry between the two leads has something to do with why Irreplaceable You isn’t great. There were a few moments where I thought ‘this is where it takes a turn and gets better’ but it never did.
If I had to pick a thing or two I liked, I’d say the moment in Central Park during the ‘Did you know’ game because I learned one or two things I didn’t already know. There’s also Jacki Weaver. However small the part or disappointing a film, ‘Queen Weaver’ never seems to give a bad performance. I haven’t watched all her movies, of course but I always buy everything she’s selling. The Voices (2014), for example.
The Fault In Our Stars, definitely watch that instead. Really.
Irreplaceable You is a Stephanie Laing directed romance / comedy / drama about a couple for whom ’till death do us part’ is coming coming much sooner than expected.
Key cast includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman and Christopher Walken.
I’m in for the comedy and romance. No doubt I’m also going to ‘boohoo’ quite a bit The story rather demands it.
I had no idea that I’d just been looking at Michiel Huisman of The Age of Adaline (2015) and Game of Thronesuntil 1:09 into this trailer. Perhaps the people behind Superman are correct, spectacles are quite the disguise.
Claire Holt, Jacki Weaver, Brian Tyree Henry, Tamara Tunie and SteveCoogan also star.
Michiel Huisman, Teresa Palmer and Sam Reid’s latest movie is about a man whose life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.
Directed by Paul Currie, I’m intrigued by this trailer mainly because of Huisman. Though, I’m certainly not convinced that the end result will be great. Maybe a shorter version of the trailer that wasn’t forced to end precisely at 2:22 minutes would have made me feel better. Who knows. Whilst we’re at it, I’d also like it for this movie to have something thought provoking to say about the patterns that keep repeating in our lives. That way I can be forced to eat my words. I wouldn’t mind that in the slightest.
Directed by Karyn Kusama, Michiel Huisman and Logan Marshall-Green are the stars of The Invitation, a tense new thriller/ horror movie set at a dinner party where things aren’t quite what they seem…
In addition to the unsettling tensions, it looks like The Invitation will be one of those stories that reminds us all to always trust our instincts and get the hell out if the situation doesn’t feel right. Though, I guess if everyone did that, where would scary movies be – dare we ponder…?
John Carroll Lynch, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Mike Doyle also star.