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Wallace is a medical school dropout who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. While everyone around him seems to be finding the perfect partner, including his friend Allan in girlfriend Nicole, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry, an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. There is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?
Comedy Drama Romantic - This is a romantic comedy aimed at young adults. Parents of Daniel
Radcliffe's young Harry Potter fans should note that there is
a fair amount of language as well as some suggestive humor and
Roger EbertFull Review Above Average Everything about the romantic comedy 'What If' is cute. Utterly cute. Undeniably cute. Uber-duber cute.
USA TodayFull Review Good Clearly, casting smart, talented, effervescent actors, rather than the usual blandly interchangeable pretty faces, raises the level of the game.
Entertainment WeeklyFull Review Very Poor The romantic-comedy formula depends on our wish to see two tentative soul mates finally get with each other. But this backfires badly in What If, an unctuous rom-com that runs its characters through every plastic cliché...
NY PostFull Review Poor 'What If' is a case of the cutes the way the Black Death was a case of infectious disease. The movie is saturated with cute, teeming with cute, rancid with cute.
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Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and Chantry (Zoe Kazan) meet at a party while
magnet poetry and feel an immediate spark- but it's not to be because Chantry
lives with her
long-term boyfriend. When they run into each other a second time outside a
seeing The Princess Bride, there's that undeniable connection again, so they do
thing and decide to be friends. They form a fast friendship where they talk
from movies to sandwiches to disappointing Christmas presents, exposing all of
idiosyncrasies and insecurities to each other.
As their friendship evolves from playful banter into intimate revelations, it
obvious that Wallace's feelings for Chantry go deeper than he would like to
admit and she may
or may not feel the same way. While she starts to question her feelings for Ben
in light of her
growing attachment to Wallace, Wallace turns to his impulsive best friend, Allan
help answering some questions of his own. Should Wallace and Chantry's
squashed due to budding romantic influences or can they control their desires
and simply enjoy
the benefits of a platonic relationship? What if staying friends means Wallace
is letting the love
of his life slip away? What if he professes his love, falls on his face and
loses his best friend?