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What If (I) (2013)
"The F Word" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  15 August 2014 (USA)
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Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.



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WHAT IF is the story of medical school dropout Wallace, who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry 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? Written by CBS Films

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...being friends has its benefits? See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including references throughout, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 August 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The F Word  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$133,898 (USA) (8 August 2014)


$3,452,117 (USA) (12 September 2014)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Casey Affleck and Mary Elizabeth Winstead were originally cast, but the film makers later decided that they should go for younger actors. It is therefore somewhat ironic that Zoe Kazan, the actress who replaced Mary Elizabeth Winstead, is in fact older than Winstead. See more »


As he is leaving for Ireland Ben gives Chantry a plane ticket to Dublin and tells her it is a five-hour flight. The shortest nonstop flight from Toronto to Dublin is 6 1/2 hrs. See more »


Wallace: And what is the worst thing that ever happened to you?
Chantry: My mom died when I was is junior high.
Chantry: Uhm... , she had breast cancer.
Chantry: You don't realise how quickly everything can fall apart until it does, it makes you never want to give up anything good ever again
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12 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a great movie to see as an escape from the mindless explosions in so many "Hollywood" movies. The characters were great. It was very funny! And it was touching. It would probably be in the "chick flick" category, but that's an unfortunate way to pigeonhole this movie. Spoiler alert!!! (I just want to be on the safe side.) I would classify this movie as an updated version of When Harry Met Sally. Daniel Radcliffe is excellent, as is the rest of the cast. We went to a sneak preview a few days ago and I was kind of shocked to read that it was made last year(2013) and "might have a Valentine 2014 release". What the heck happened? I am glad it has a release date for next month(8-2014) I am going to spread the word via Facebook and texts. Great movie.

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