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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Critic Score: 72% 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.

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.

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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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Josh Terry
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

The writing is really what will sell or kill What If for potential audiences. It's clever and dry and pumped full of pop-culture wit, but it's also pretty vulgar and sex-obsessed.

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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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Reagan Gavin Rasquinha
The Times of India

Delightful but somewhat un-memorable, the energy of the film lies in the push-pull conflict between the two protagonists handled deftly by Radcliffe and Kazan - the whole question of love that cannot be...and hoping against all odds that it can.

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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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Alex Heeney
Seventh Row

With its warm colour palette of bright reds, greens, and blues, What If brings the same romanticism to Toronto that so many films before it have devoted to Manhattan.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Drake Tsui
At the end of the day it's a typical romedy, but it manages to seduce you into rooting for it. Off the charts chemistry between Radcliffe/Kazan, plus… 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
Carlos Magalh„es
Radcliffe and Kazan are irresistible and have a lovely chemistry together in this sweet romcom whose best asset is its charming, funny dialogue; even so, the… More
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
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.
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