movie review: what if
starring zoe kazan and daniel radcliffe.
by: yasmeen gharnit
August 08 2014
Life hasn't been too kind to Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) as of late. After walking in on his girlfriend and their anatomy professor, and subsequently dropping out of medical school, he deduces that "love is stupid monkeys dancing in a slapstick hurricane." But, in true rom-com fashion, his perception changes when he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan) at his friend Allan's (Adam Driver) Toronto house party. There's an instant connection between the two, as their conversation somehow naturally flows from fool's gold to Elvis's corpse. Just one problem: She has a long-term boyfriend. The two quickly become best friends, Wallace's love unacknowledged and unrequited. Matters complicate further when Chantry's boyfriend relocates to Dublin and her sister moves in on Wallace. What if this guy and girl can't just be friends? What if it's more complicated than that?