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What If

What If

What If

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. Shy, bespectacled Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) falls for pixieish animator Chantry (Zoe Kazan); she's got a boyfriend, so she and Wallace maintain a warm friendship (the Canadian title was The F Word) while said boyfriend moves to Dublin and ultimately loses interest in her. When Wallace finally admits to Chantry that he's been in love with her all along, she considers this a betrayal, because that's what women like her do in movies like this before they realize that being adored is more fun than getting dicked around. Michael Dowse (Goon) directed.



  • Michael Dowse


  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Zoe Kazan
  • Megan Park
  • Adam Driver
  • Mackenzie Davis
  • Jemima Rooper
  • Rafe Spall
  • Meghan Heffern
  • Jonathan Cherry
  • Oona Chaplin


  • David Gross
  • Macdara Kelleher
  • Andre Rouleau
  • Jesse Shapira
  • Jeff Arkuss
  • Hartley Gorenstein
  • Michael Dowse
  • Patrice Theroux
  • Bryan Gliserman
  • Mark Costa
  • Ford Oelman
  • Marc Stephenson

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