What If

Good friends, bad idea?


What If
A young medical school dropout has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him seems to be finding the perfect partner, he decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets a friendly young woman, who is working as an animator, but lives with her longtime boyfriend. They 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?

98 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex).
Comedy, Drama, Romance.
The light of my life.
The light of my life.

Credits

Cast
Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Rafe Spall
Director
Michael Dowse
ScreenplayElan Mastai, from the play by T.J. Dawe, Michael Rinaldi
MusicA.C. Newman
CinematographyRogier Stoffers
EditingYvann Thibaudeau
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byNo Trace Camping, Caramel Film, Fastnet Films

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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for sexual content, including references throughout, partial nudity and language
Runtime98
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
3
Violence
1
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Anél Viktor quote iconVriende, of dalk ietsie meer?
10
Cape Times
John DeFore quote icon Modern fairy tale.
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconWhat If is adequate cinematic junk food for romantic comedy lovers. It's not smart enough or funny enough to attract a wider audience. It feels very much like a film festival movie that doesn't play nearly as well in a local multiplex as it does within the isolated bubble populated by adoring die-hards.
13
Metacritic.com
36 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
110 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIts narrative framework may be familiar, but What If transcends its derivative elements with sharp dialogue and the effervescent chemistry of stars Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.
14
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconweet but mature romcom about friends in love.
15

What the People say

Internet
3594 Netizens quote iconA smart and charming romantic comedy.
15

Average .. 62%

12

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