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What If (2013)

The F Word (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 15 August 2014 (USA)
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Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

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Storyline

WHAT IF is the story of medical school dropout Wallace, who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend? Written by CBS Films

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Good friends... Bad idea? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including references throughout, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

If You're Lucky  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$133,898, 8 August 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,452,117, 12 September 2014
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Trivia

In the opening scene, Wallace deletes the voicemail message from his ex-girlfriend after saving it for 379 days. This is exactly one year and two weeks. See more »

Goofs

Wallace states that he doesn't know if it's true, but he "read on the Internet that Elvis died with 40 pounds of undigested feces still in his intestine." As a former medical school student, one would hope that Wallace knows that feces is, in fact, the remains of already-digested food. See more »

Quotes

Wallace: And what is the worst thing that ever happened to you?
Chantry: My mom died when I was is junior high.
Chantry: Uhm... , she had breast cancer.
Chantry: You don't realise how quickly everything can fall apart until it does, it makes you never want to give up anything good ever again
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Crazy Credits

The beginning of the closing credits are done with Chantry's animations telling some of the story of the movie as well as some of the back story. See more »

Connections

Features The Princess Bride (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Dreaming
Performed by Adam & The Amethysts
Written by Adam Waito
Courtesy of Kelp Records
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One of the better RomComs
27 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

It doesn't use an original idea nor does it stay clear from the usual RomCom tropes and the plot is sort of predictable. But even though it has all the ingredients for a derivative flick it feels fresh and is quite entertaining. Mainly it's because of Radcliffe and Kazan, the more original dialogues and by staying clear from slapstick comedy. Also the story by itself feels convincing as a whole and the characters stay consistent and relatable for the most part. Though, by the end you also recognize that they slandered a lot of potential by going the usual RomCom route. It could have been better by doing a few things differently, which I'm not going to name here to avoid spoilers.

Bottom line, if you like RomComs then you will probably like this one. If you don't like the genre at all you may still find this one bearable enough to sit through it next to someone.


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