In “Irreplaceable You”, Abbie (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Sam (Michiel Huisman) have been best friends since childhood, are engaged and live in New York. Their peaceful life, however, comes crashing to a halt when Abbie receives a life-changing diagnosis. Abbie loves Sam so much that she then starts to plan his future and even potential new girlfriends to look after him. It’s heartwarming but also looks like it will be a bit of a tearjerker too.
Faced with the prospect of an uncertain timeline, Abbie begins a touching and often humorous search for a new love to take care of Sam. Along the way, Abbie makes unlikely friendships with Myron (Christopher Walken), Kate (Kate McKinnon) and Mitch (Steve Coogan) whose one thing in common is that they focus on living, while they are dying. Ultimately, IRREPLACEABLE YOU asks the question, how do you say goodbye?
“Irreplaceable You” arrives globally on Netflix on February 16th and you can see the trailer below: