What If Reviews

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February 1, 2019
A film that has a bit of charm but leaves audiences wondering what if these actors could have gotten better material.
August 29, 2014
With little risk taken, here is a film you've seen a million times before, and sadly, will see a million times again.
August 28, 2014
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.
August 24, 2014
While Radcliffe and Kazan do their best with this skimpy material, their back-and-forth banter is, like, super-annoying?
August 22, 2014
This movie could leave you with the kind of indigestion that comes from formula.
August 22, 2014
Advance buzz about this rom-com is that it would subvert the genre, which couldn't be further from the truth. It simply reassigns the cliches to trendier personalities. It is a tired rom-com in boutique clothing. 'Girls' with far less dangerous boys.
August 22, 2014
Long before the script permits the characters to acknowledge the obvious, you lose patience: Jump into the deep end of the bed already. It would be more fun and friendly to all concerned, especially the audience.
August 21, 2014
The whole thing is clearly trying much too hard, but in its earnest, sloppy way is impossible to hate, the way it's impossible to hate an ugly dog.
August 21, 2014
There are some reasonable moments, and Kazan brings all her cherubic prettiness and vulnerability, but I can't help thinking it appeared to better effect in her own romantic fantasy, Ruby Sparks.
August 21, 2014
None of it feels terribly authentic.
August 20, 2014
Jelly donut romantic comedy, a haphazard tale of two dorks in love.
August 18, 2014
Radcliffe's fan club might get something out of this. But it had me pining for the grittier work of Lopez, Aniston and Diaz.
August 16, 2014
Trifling and tedious, totally predictable rom-com - not even worth placing on your Netflix queue.
August 15, 2014
Director Michael Dowse ("Take Me Home Tonight") can't quite decide on a tone -- sly, whimsical or wacky? -- but the problem is the material.
August 14, 2014
Eventually dances to a familiar beat of cliché to provide warmth, crippling whatever ambition it was once eager to share.
August 14, 2014
Radcliffe and Kazan's crucible becomes trying to fully inhabit characters who talk past each other, never amounting to more than the sum of their snark.
August 10, 2014
There are a couple of terrific characters in What If, the sort around which you'd want to build a romantic comedy. But they're the best friends, not the protagonists.
August 10, 2014
It feels familiar and the appeal of the leads can't fully compensate for unremarkable dialogue and the obligatory (but nevertheless irritating) "romantic complications" subplot.
August 8, 2014
The two of them are good here, but theyíre both capable of so much more. They elevate this mediocre material, but hereís hoping the pair meet again onscreen with characters and situations worthy of them.
August 8, 2014
A glorified sitcom, with outbreaks of awkward slapstick complete with bodily injuries, in the mode of TV's "New Girl" with its constant riff-happy repartee but three times as long.
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