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What If (The F Word)
In Theaters August 1
Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan star as two friends who, despite their mutual attraction, give friendship a try in this romantic comedy from director Michael Dowse (Goon). ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It has the same kind of young smart set speak that you hear all the time in Lena Dunham's Girls."
‑ Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"Elevated from an above-average romantic comedy to a movie worthy of being embraced by a generation of twenty somethings because it refuses to let its characters off the hook."
‑ David Ehrlich, Film.com
"With whipsnap dialogue and compelling, memorable performances, The F Word transcends its formulaic pretenses, resulting in a charming, quite effective film."
‑ Jason Gorber, Twitch
"The F Word offers a sweetly engaging 21st century variation on When Harry Met Sally, milking laughter and tears from the eternal dilemma of whether men and women can ever be just friends."
‑ Allan Hunter, Screen International
"It's really hard to finish. It's liable to leave you queasy."
‑ Henry Barnes, Guardian [UK]
"Roughly three parts charming to one part cloying, "The F Word" attempts and largely succeeds at pulling off a smart, self-aware riff on romantic-comedy conventions while maintaining a core of earnest feeling."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"The F-Word falls into obvious genre traps, but the great chemistry from Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, and an absolutely hysterical performance from Adam Driver make the film a fairly enjoyable romantic comedy."
‑ David Baldwin, We Got This Covered
"So yes, it's derivative, but it's also funny, charming, sharp and sweet, with Radcliffe and Kazan exchanging rapid-fire dialogue with each other."
‑ Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
"The movie primarily frustrates by doing nothing fresh. Careening toward an overly neat and tender resolution, "The F Word" lacks the gall to let its uncoordinated characters wind up victims of their situation."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"The film has some genuine things to say about where you draw the line between loving someone and falling in love with someone"
‑ Erik Davis, Movies.com
"Well-scripted rom-com is a strong post-Potter step for Daniel Radcliffe."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"...a decent romantic comedy that could (and should) have been so much better."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Dowse seems content to turn out solid, down-the-middle crowd-pleasers-and, goodness knows, those are in awfully short supply."
‑ Scott Tobias, The Dissolve
"Best indie rom-com since 500 DAYS OF SUMMER."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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