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Globe and Mail
The F Word: This rom-com tries too hard to please
Director Michael Dowse's rude comedies, such as Fubar and Goon , tend to focus on endearing, obsessive idiots whom you like despite themselves.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Actor, The F Word
When I last talked to Zoe Kazan, she and her partner, Paul Dano, were in town with Ruby Sparks, a romantic comedy she penned about an author who writes his dream girl into being, only to realize his fantasy can't function in the real world.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
"What If" is a charming rom-com worth falling for
The romantic comedy genre has taken quite the beating over the past couple of years.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
'What If' review: Daniel Radcliffe romantic comedy is a bit too cute
There are mainstream romantic comedies and then there are "alternative" romantic comedies like "What If."
What If review: Daniel Radcliffe's limitations are again thrown into sharp relief
The Harry Potter star is Wallace who, emotionally shattered after a series of failed relationships, befriends Chantry , a vision in vintage There exists in the mind of Hollywood scriptwriters - and nowhere else - a creature known as the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Movie review: Radcliffe goes gaga in winning romance 'What If'
The romantic comedy recipe is so well-known and foolproof that the great mystery about them is how rarely the romantic fools in Hollywood get it right.
'What If': Can Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan just be friends?
Romantic comedies are so overdone, so drenched in formula, so agonizingly predictable that you are already cringing as you stroll into the theater.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune
Sean P. Means: 'What If' co-star Mackenzie Davis is on a hot streak
In 2014, Mackenzie Davis has been everywhere and all at once - though the way moviegoers have experienced the actress's meteoric rise isn't how she has experienced it.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
St. Petersburg Times
Review: 'What If' rom-com revamp fails, despite trendy personality Daniel Radcliffe
The advance buzz about Michael Dowse's romantic comedy is that it would subvert the genre, which couldn't be further from the truth.
Ain't It Cool News
Capone plays make believe with Let's Be Cops stars Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., and Rob Riggle
Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Make no mistake, the new comedy LET'S BE COPS is a very silly piece of work about two frustrated, damaged friends who decide to go to a party dressed as cops and decide that the attention and respect they get is too good to simply walk away from, so they keep the uniforms on, buy a cop car at an auction, paint ... (more)
Sun Aug 10, 2014
Daniel Radcliffe (L) stars in What If with Zoe Kazan.
What If , a buoyant, bumpy ride of a romantic comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan , asks the question: What if the right person comes into your life at the wrong time? Is it possible for the two people to put aside physical attraction, and simply be friends? In the film - directed by Michael Dowse from an Elan Mastai script that had been ... (more)
MTC's When We Were Young and Unafraid with Cherry Jones & Zoe Kazan Ends Run Today
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of When We Were Young and Unafraid , the new play by Sarah Treem , directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon , WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID features two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones , Obie Award Winner Cherise Booth e , Patch Darragh , Zoe Kazan , and Morgan Saylor .
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Movie Review: Friendship frustrates romance in 'What If'
We're supposed to be rooting for the young potential paramours in "What If" to get together, but there's a good chance you'll actually find it more of a meh, shrug-the-shoulders situation.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Daniel Radcliffe Does Not Find Tinder Addictive At All
Daniel Radcliffe is doing an excellent job of shedding his Chosen One persona - even if the public can't seem to let go.
'What If' review: Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan jolt life back into the rom-com
Perhaps the best thing about "What If," the new romantic comedy from director Michael Dowse , is that for all of its banter and batted eyes, from its awkward introductions to its inevitable climactic declarations of love, everyone in it feels like a real human being.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Getting the (Romantic) Comedy Right
As Barnes points out, big-budget rom-coms used to be as ubiquitous at the movies as superhero movies are now.
No question: Good chemistry elevates 'What If'
The underlying subject of many romantic comedies is chemistry, the mysterious rapport that draws people together despite whatever circumstances - being already married, having different sexual orientations - might be working against them.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
MTC's When We Were Young and Unafraid, Starring Cherry Jones, Enters Final Week
Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of When We Were Young and Unafraid , the new play by Sarah Treem , directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon , begins the final week of its run today, Tuesday, August 5 at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I .
Mon Aug 04, 2014
12 Movies to Watch This August
This dark movie about the hashtag generation also stars Coleen Garcia, Sophie Albert, and Kit Thompson.