‘What If’ Review

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Screenplay by: Elan Mastai
Directed by: Michael Dowse

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Megan Park, Jemima Rooper & Rafe Spall

What If Stars Daniel Radcliffe as Wallace,  a medical school drop out that, after poor romantic role models and a bad break up, has become a cynic when it comes to the matter of love and romance; until he meets his best friend’s cousin, Chantry (Zoe Kazan). Wallace instantly connects with Chantry, until he finds out that she has a long time boyfriend named Ben, played by Rafe Spall. Finding that they have too much in common to walk away, he follows that spark and opts to be her friend, while pining away in his heart. What If diner

Based on a play by T.J. Dawe & Michael Rinaldi, What If is a rom/com for the sarcastically inclined. Filled with witty, amusingly disturbing banter, a bit of slap stick and all together likable characters, What If is a great date flick when you want romantic cinema with out being too sappy or trite.

Easily appealing to either sex, you do not need a uterus to appreciate what this romantic comedy has to offer. Exploring the agony of potentially unrequited emotions and the ethics of love, the film is  a little sick, a little sweet, without being sickly sweet.

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About the Author

Ruby LeRouge
is a long time slave to the Silver Screen, and all around media junkie, with a strong interest in the study and archival of classic cinema reels, scripts, press releases and props. A professional artist, dabbling in prop fabrication, costuming, and practical effects makeup in her spare time. She credits much of her artistic inspiration to her life long love of movies, and holds a special adoration for stop motion animation, film noir, and classic B movies. She writes a movie editorial blog called Sleepless Cinema, sharing her candid view on all media, new and old. Insomniac and cinephile, coffee swiller and media collector, has silver screen scream queen dreams, and she lives her life in technicolor. "While the world sleeps, I watch". - Ruby LeRouge
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