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      What If

      PG-13 Released Aug 8, 2014 1 hr. 42 min. Romance Comedy List
      74% 134 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score A medical-school dropout (Daniel Radcliffe) tries to hide his attraction to his new friend (Zoe Kazan), a bubbly artist who already has a boyfriend. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 20 Buy Now

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      Its narrative framework may be familiar, but What If transcends its derivative elements with sharp dialogue and the effervescent chemistry of stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.

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      Alexandre M This is a great feel good film. Strong cast and acting. I'm honestly impressed by Daniel Radcliffe's acting for a Rom-Com! The dialogue is witty, natural, and has some great laughs! The story is typical of a Rom-Com but honestly, that's expected right? This film is a gem full of dynamic characters showcasing great chemistry. I think what makes it great is that although the story is predictable, it follows a well structured formula and shifts gears at a good pace to keep the flow going. The film overall is fun, refreshing, and charming. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/29/24 Full Review Jonathan L Honestly some of the best acting I've seen from Radcliffe, though Driver was undeniably the star of the show, he was the perfect balance of foil and comic releif, but still had just enough heart to make his character genuine. The rest of the cast was good. Loved the animation, though some of the other overlays felt out of place. The plot was a but pradictable, but otherwise airtight. All in all it's a really good movie, very When Harry Met Sally if that's your thing. 84/109 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/24 Full Review Laura H I love a good rom-com and this didn't disappoint. Sharp and self-aware. Clever dialogue, great leads and great support. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/19/23 Full Review Josefina C A 2013 film directed by Michael Dowse, about Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) who, saddened by his recent break-up, goes to a party for his friend Allan (Adam Driver) and meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), a girl with a boyfriend who just wants a friend, and Wallace... just wants a friend too? Personally, I love romantic films, especially when they are comedies, and this film exceeded my expectations. I felt that the characters had a relationship that was not forced as usually is in film of this genre. I did feel that the parallel relationship of the main character's best friend (Allan) was a bit rushed, but he is a character that I liked because of the way he is. I really like the backgrounds, the light resources that are used, the colour palettes and the way the film was shot. I feel that they took a lot of care with that. Having recognised actors makes the film more eye-catching, and this one has a very good cast, with Daniel Radcliffe from Harry Potter and Adam Driver from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. All in all, it's a good film, not the best romance film you're likely to see, but it's good enough to watch while you're doing something else. But if you want to see something of this genre, you might like it: Me before you with with Sam claflin, emilia clarke y matthew lewis Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/04/23 Full Review Martín G This movie was made by Michael Dowse released in the year 2013, based on the book "Cigars and Toothpaste". This story, of love and comedy, is about two main characters: Wallace and Chantry, who meet at a party in which they had a snap connection, but Chantry has a boyfriend that Wallace will have to respect, oppressing his emotions. These two characters are played by Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan The plot of the story is predictable and slow, fact that makes it boring and repetitive, because from the beginning of the movie, when Wallace meets Chantry, the spectator can speculate with no difficulties, that they would end up together. I don't have many good things yo highlight, but I can mention that it is really interesting to watch actors interpreting characters in movies that they are not their usual genre, like Daniel Radcliffe and Adam Driver, that is a secondary character, This fact show us how complete some actors are, without limiting their facets. As could be noticed previously, I am not an amateur of love movies and this film didn't change my opinion, therefore my qualification for "What if?" is a 1,5/5 mainly because this film doesn't evoke any feelings that captivate you into the plot, but if you are a supporter of the movies of love, you probably won't dislike it, so I recommend for only this type of public Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 12/03/23 Full Review Martina C It's a comedy and romance film released in 2013, this movie directed by Michael Dowse, tells the story of Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) who, hurt once again by a disappointment in love, decides to go to a party at his friend Allan's (Adam Driver) house, there he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan). I liked this movie, the story was fun and interesting, if you like comedy and romance movies this is a very good choice to see. I also think that the cast was very appropriate, the actors adapted very well to their characters, giving it more emotion to the film and making it closer to the public, with great performances recognized worldwide like Star Wars with Adam Driver and Harry Potter with Daniel Radcliffe. Another positive aspect of the film that I found attractive is the range of colors that expressed the emotions depending on the scene, for example in the happier moments there were stronger colors and in the more sentimental moments the colors were more opaque. In conclusion, I thought this was a very good film, well elaborated and interpreted, even though I don't really like this kind of movies, I really enjoyed this one. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/03/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Sims AV Club What If doesn't take too many surprising turns to get where you know it's going to go, but it handles each turn with consummate professionalism. Sep 22, 2016 Full Review Katie Kilkenny The Atlantic If this all sounds a bit unromantic, What If certainly shows true love is difficult. For this boy and girl, falling hard for someone is a choice rather than a destiny. Jul 19, 2016 Full Review Jason Bailey Flavorwire The picture flirts with the clichés, but skillfully avoids the worst of them, while going into unexpected territory, both comically and dramatically. Jun 18, 2016 Full Review Patricia Karounos Refinery29 Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star in this under-the-radar modernization of the classic When Harry Met Sally conceit. Oct 23, 2023 Full Review Richard Crouse Richard Crouse A persuasive attempt to reclaim the rom com from the Barrymore Method (C) and bring back the golden years when Harry could still meet Sally without all the annoying Heiglisms in between. Rated: 4/5 Feb 1, 2021 Full Review Rachel Wagner Rachel's Reviews (YouTube) An underrated rom-com gem Sep 29, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A medical-school dropout (Daniel Radcliffe) tries to hide his attraction to his new friend (Zoe Kazan), a bubbly artist who already has a boyfriend.
      Director
      Michael Dowse
      Executive Producer
      Jesse Shapira, Jeff Arkuss, Hartley Gorenstein, Michael Dowse, Patrice Theroux, Bryan Gliserman, Mark Costa, Ford Oelman, Marc Stephenson
      Screenwriter
      Elan Mastai
      Distributor
      CBS Films
      Production Co
      No Trace Camping, Caramel Films, Fastnet Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Partial Nudity|Language|Sexual Content Throughout|Sexual References Throughout)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 8, 2014, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 14, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $3.5M
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