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Friday Aug 22 | Creative Loafing

What If this film went all the way?

Here's the thing about What If : Unlike such past hipster rom-coms as Days of Summer , Ruby Sparks and the criminally overlooked In Search of a Midnight Kiss , we really don't care if the central lovers end up together or not.

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Related Topix: (500) Days of Summer, Zoe Kazan

Friday Aug 22 | 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.

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Related Topix: Goon, Daniel Radcliffe

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Now Toronto

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.

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Related Topix: Zoe Kazan

Mon Aug 18, 2014

OnMilwaukee

"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.

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Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, (500) Days of Summer, Goon, Movies, Entertainment

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Newsday

'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."

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Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, Take Me Home Tonight, Movies, Entertainment

Mirror.co.uk

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.

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Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Drama Movies, Manic, No Strings Attached, Comedy Movies, Garden State

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.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Recipes, Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan

Cleveland.com

'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.

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Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan

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.

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Related Topix: Mackenzie Davis, Movies, Entertainment, Canada, Goon, Girls, Television

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.

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Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Movies, Entertainment

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)

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Related Topix: Paper Heart, Safety Not Guaranteed, Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Philly.com

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)

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Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Rafe Spall, Movies, Entertainment

BroadwayWorld.com

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 .

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Related Topix: Cherry Jones, Zoe Kazan, Morgan Saylor

Fri Aug 08, 2014

OakLeaves

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.

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Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Time

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.

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Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, (500) Days of Summer

Philly.com

'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.

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Related Topix: Goon, Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Movies, Entertainment

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Christianity Today

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.

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HeraldNet

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.

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Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver

Tue Aug 05, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

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 .

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Related Topix: Cherry Jones

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Candymag.com

12 Movies to Watch This August

This dark movie about the hashtag generation also stars Coleen Garcia, Sophie Albert, and Kit Thompson.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Scarlett Johansson, Hot Chicks, Maleficent, Angelina Jolie

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