Daniel Radcliffe has kept very busy in his post- “Potter” days. Horror, television, musicals, plays, Allen Ginsberg – he’s done it all. Now, with “What If”, he finds himself as the leading man in a romantic comedy along side Zoe Kazan as his love interest. Michael Dowse directed this film. It is based of the play “Toothpaste and Cigars” by T. J. Dawe and Michael Rinaldi.
“What If” is a cute film that feels like “When Harry Met Sally” for the millennial generation. The story is of Wallace (Radcliffe), a medical school dropout, and his friendship with Chantry (Kazan) the cousin of his best friend, Allan (Adam Driver). Wallace is instantly attracted to Chantry but she’s in a serious relationship with Ben (Rafe Spall). Due to this fact, their budding relationship is put in the “friend zone” and asks the question that Harry asked Sally long ago, “Can men and women just be friends”?
Radcliffe and Kazan are adorable together on screen and audiences will enjoy watching to see if these two end up together. Spall should be noted for making his character, the obstacle coming between Wallace and Chantry, likable and believable. Driver and other supporting characters like Allan’s girlfriend (Megan Park) and Chantry’s sister (Mackenzie Davis) add to the story as well.
Go see this film, it will melt even the biggest cynic’s heart. It’s funny, fun, and interesting. It’s playing at BowTie Cinemas.