A twentysomething version of When Harry Met Sally, appealing romantic comedy What If finds Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan testing whether men and women can just be friends. He’s a broken-hearted med-school dropout who hasn’t got over his last break-up; she’s a kooky animator who happens to have a long-term boyfriend (Rafe Spall). The ups and downs of their ensuing friendship follows familiar lines, from the meet-cute at a party right down to the last-minute airport dash, but it’s put together with such quirky charm that the formula works. Radcliffe and Kazan spark well in their bantering exchanges while Girls’ Adam Driver and Mackenzie Davis provide zany support as the pair’s irrepressibly randy friends. And Spall makes an enjoyably obnoxious fall guy – literally so, in one farcical, very funny scene.
Certificate 15. Runtime 102 mins. Director Michael Dowse.
Released on Blu-ray & DVD by Entertainment One.
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