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.
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.