What If
What If (2014)

WHAT IF is the story of medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe), who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver) seems to be finding the perfect… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 25, 2014
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69%
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71%



Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 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.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Nerd wish-fulfillment of the first order, this Canadian rom-com places an artificial barrier between its cute-as-a-button leads and asks us to stick around for an hour and a half until it's artificially removed.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

For a kid who grew up in public and is worth an estimated 60 million, Daniel Radcliffe does a convincing job of playing a normal guy.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

What If is that rare romantic comedy that's able to fulfill both parts of the genre qualifications, while at the same time overcoming the limitations placed on it by the cumbersome and overused formula normally associated with it.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Long before the script permits the characters to acknowledge the obvious, you lose patience: Jump into the deep end of the bed already. It would be more fun and friendly to all concerned, especially the audience.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Director Michael Dowse ("Take Me Home Tonight") can't quite decide on a tone -- sly, whimsical or wacky? -- but the problem is the material.

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Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys

With little risk taken, here is a film you've seen a million times before, and sadly, will see a million times again.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The dialogue is believable and funny, even if strays a little too often into the grotesque eating and toilet habits of the late Elvis Presley.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"What If" flies by on the instant and lasting chemistry between leads Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.

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Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

With his first romantic-comedy, Daniel Radcliffe proves adept at delivering snappy dialogue and generating strong chemistry with his costars, so it's frustrating that the film is never remotely believable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
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John Ballantine
Called the F word in Canada, we have too tidy of an ending but until we get there, we have a love affair of the parts of Toronto that we find cool. The two… More
KJ Proulx
Unlike it's horrible promotions with two different titles, "The F Word" or "What If," depending on which one makes it to the blu-ray,… More
Mark Hobin
What If is all about when men and women enter the "friend" zone. The picture frequently recalls the far superior When Harry Met Sally both in subject… More