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Irreplaceable You

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Tearjerker deals with love, death, and grief; some swearing.

Movie NR 2018 96 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+


I absolutely loved this movie. I saw it had two stars and I don’t know why it would get anything lower than 4 stars. It was beautifully done. And as someone who who lost someone to cancer it really hit home for me. You really feel what they are going through. I would honestly allow my 10 year old to watch this. It was put together well. Lovely story line. There Was some swearing but not enough for me to care if my child heard it because this movie is so much more about the struggle of cancer. It’s raw and beautiful.

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Meant as a touching and tender love story, this unoriginal movie simply presents pretty people who are happy, pretty people who get sad, and some quirky featured characters. One-dimensional people in Irreplaceable You behave mostly in expected ways. The central conceit -- that a dying young woman wants to protect (read control) her longtime beloved after she's gone -- has been played before, better, and with more wit and certainly more passion. Wasted in a few silly scenes about crocheting being a metaphor for life are a "support" group of fine actors, led by Steve Coogan, and giving Christopher Walken a little more screen time to deliver his plucky life lessons. This movie is bland and forgettable.

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