Coming Attractions: What If

“I just had sex and I’m about to eat nachos! It’s the greatest moment of my life!”, exclaims Allan (Adam Driver) at the start of the trailer for What If (aka The F Word). Isn’t that an awesome opening line? I love how it encapsulates pretty much every young man’s obsession with sex and food in a silly little phrase. 

I’m a fan of the romantic comedy done right and this looks like it’ll fall in that category. Recent examples include About Time and Ruby Sparks; this Ireland-Canada co-production even shares its leading lady with the latter, and the friend-zone angle is reminiscent of THE romcom, When Harry Met Sally…, and the genre’s queen, the late Nora Ephron.

Medical school dropout Wallace has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. He meets Chantry, an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben, and 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?

What If stars Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Rafe Spall and Oona Chaplin. Check out the trailer.

So, what do you think? Will you be heading over to the cinema in August?

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