Friday, 17 October 2014

Movie review - What If (2013)

What If (2013) or The F Word / romantic comedy

Directed by Michael Dowse
Screenplay by Elan Mastai
Based on Cigars and Toothpaste by T. J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi
Produced by David Gross, Macdara Kelleher, André Rouleau, Jesse Shapira and Jeff Arkuss
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Rafe Spall, Jemima Rooper, Jordan Hayes, Meghan Heffern, Jonathan Cherry, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Adam Fergus
Trailer: click.

Enjoyable rom-com!

Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) was in med school but dropped out after becoming aware of his girlfriend having an affair with his Anatomy teacher. Now he has a miserable job and lives with his sister and nephew in Toronto, Ontario. After a year not being social, he is ready to mingle again. His friend Allan (Adam Driver) convince him into going to a party where he quickly gets bored until he m until he meets Allan's cousin Chantry (Zoe Kazan) and the two fall into conversation. Wallace soon finds out that Chantry has a boyfriend but the two of them decide they'll give a go at being friends. You can imagine where this story is going.

Familiar, many times seen story that is predictable but it still brings some fresh moments. Script is good and believable, the characters are likable, they have great chemistry and I like that the film builds on relationship between Wallace and Chantry. Witty, charming, mature, sweet and watchable flick after a long day. 3/5

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