Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Review: What If (2013)

I was surprised to see this come up on Allie's worst films of 2014 because I had already seen it and actually really enjoyed it. Not you too! I feel like I've upset everyone with that list! I honestly enjoyed it at the time, but I can't remember anything now!

Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan) at a party and they instantly hit it off, but unfortunately she already has a boyfriend so they agree to be friends.  Wallace falls in love with her but has to learn to live with it while being her best friend.  The chemistry between them is obvious but can they just be friends??

This was a really easy watch for me, I just enjoyed the story and the comedy throughout and I didn't have to think too much.  The lead actors have great chemistry and you really were willing them to get their act together and get together already.  I do agree with Allie that it wasn't overly memorable, after a few weeks I can't remember a lot of the details of the film but I do remember really enjoying it.

Full of charm and different from your usual to rom com, it kind of reminded me of When Harry met Sally, the age old question, can a man and a woman just be friends?! I do have one niggle with the movie though, it may just be me but Daniel Radcliffe cannot act, I really don't understand what all the fuss is about with him, I loved the Harry Potter movies but his acting was always terrible.. Just me?! He always seems to look really awkward, but I think it works for him? Sort of?

One thing I remember now which I liked was the little animated sequences, they really tied the story together and they fitted in well with the lighthearted theme.

Lovely entertaining movie that requires no concentration and leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling inside :)

(probably would have been higher but DR's acting knocked it a bit for me!!)


  1. LOL, I love the way you guys interact within your reviews! You guys seriously have such a unique blog...LOVE IT!

    As for the film...I don't think I'll see this :-P

  2. Seriously, you chatted within your review? That's cute, you know. Well, I watched this movie during my November Rain series... and I loved it a little 'cause seriously Radcliffe was doing less wizard here, but in overall, the movie's being too corny.