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: August 8, 2014
DVD Release Date: November 25, 2014
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71%
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Critic Score: 71% 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.

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.

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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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Becky Suter
TheShiznit.co.uk

While it won't teach you much more about love other than the perfect recipe for a deep-fried peanut butter sandwich, it will make you feel warm and fuzzy for a little while.

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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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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

What If is a quaint bit of real life infused with the usual rom/com quirks.

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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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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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A by-the-numbers romantic comedy that's biggest surprise is in how inoffensive it all is. Everything is in the right place.
Nicki Marie
Not perfect, but Zoe is such an intriguing actress and I did enjoy it. A bit slow and talky, and not entirely sure about Daniel (although he wasn't as bad… More
Alice Shen
DanRad RomCom Star, say whaaat?!?!?! He and Zoe Kazan are a captivating pint-sized couple, and despite the film's lame and innocuous title, "What… More
Spencer S.
The main idea behind this romantic comedy is one that has never been successful before. Generally if there's a man off-screen waiting to whisk some poor… More
Carlos Magalhães
Radcliffe and Kazan are irresistible and have a lovely chemistry together in this sweet romcom whose best asset is its charming, funny dialogue but which, on… More
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