Miss You Already

Rated 2.0

Two lifelong best friends (Drew Barrymore, Toni Collette) grapple with the crises and conflicts that arise as one (Barrymore) tries to get pregnant and the other (Collette) battles with an aggressive and fast-moving cancer. Barrymore and Collette make engaging use of their considerable star chemistry, while Paddy Considine and Dominic Cooper (as their respective husbands) and Jacqueline Bisset (as Collette's mother) offer stalwart support, with young actors Honor Kneafsey and Ryan Lennon Baker (as Collette's children) adding an agreeable dash of domestic clamor to the proceedings. But Morwenna Banks' script has the excruciating familiarity and predictability of a gal-pal tearjerker we've seen a hundred times already; all that's missing is to have Barrymore burst into a chorus of “Wind Beneath My Wings.” J.L.