Tamara Fuentes Lead Events Writer @tamara_fuentes
Tons of fans showed up to the US premiere of What If, Daniel Radcliffe's new movie, and it did not disappoint at all.
In this new romantic comedy, Daniel Radcliffe plays Wallace, a young English boy in the city of Toronto still going through the pain of a breakup. At a party, he meets Chantry, played by Zoe Kazan, who he talks to throughout the night slowly falling for her. Towards the end of the night, as they go their separate ways, she gives him her number making him believe she wants to go on a date with him only to reveal that she has a boyfriend. The movie follows their crazy relationship and trying to prove that guys and girls can just be friends.
The writing and directing is incredibley strong. The script keeps you laughing every single second while surprising you with Daniel Radcliffe's comedy skills, which we have hardly seen until now. Zoe Kazan's character is the perfect counterpart to Radcliffe's and it's nice to see their relationship focus more on the emotional side of things rather than the physical side that most movies have focused on lately.
Co-stars Rafe Spall, Adam Driver, Megan Park, and Mackenzie Davis also add a fun flavor to the film with their characters and they don't skip a beat with the film's script, even in those parts that seem a little iffy. One of the best parts of the film is seeing both Driver's and Davis' characters and their own relationship compared to the other films main couple. Their chemistry is one of the best I have seen yet and they definitely made the movie a lot more worth it while still not stealing the spotlight from the main couple.
Overall, the movie is definitely must watch for all romantic-comedy lovers. Seeing Daniel Radcliffe in this new genre is also amazing and he surprises us every second during the movie. Even if you're not a fan of rom-coms, the comedy in this film makes it all worth it and will make you want to go back and watch the movie a second time just so you can hear the jokes all over again and have a good time.
What If is playing in select theaters this Friday, August 8th, with a wide release on August 22nd.
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