Irreplaceable You

Watched: 17 February

Cheesy landfill Netflix romance / cancer weepie. The impressive-on-paper cast (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Huisman, Steve Coogan, Christopher Walken, Jackie Weaver) have to work with a poor screenplay that rarely (if at all) gets to grips with the true pain and suffering caused by terminal illness. The sweet moments are extra-sugary, so clearly someone somewhere felt that the main subject matter would be too depressing for an audience to take. A shame. (*½)