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What If (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 »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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The F Word  »

Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$3,452,117 (USA) (12 September 2014)
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When Chantry and Wallace first meet at the party the song "Best of Friends" by English rock band Palma Violets can be heard. The chorus of this song includes the line "I wanna be your best friend I don't want you to be mine." See more »

Goofs

Cultural mistranslations: (1) Allan introduces Wallace as his "roommate from college." Unless they were educated in the US (and we don't actually know this), Wallace and Allan would be "roommates from university." Canadians don't colloquially refer to university as college. (2) Nicole suggests at one point that they discuss "topical events" of the day, such as gay marriage and abortion. These issues are not topical at all in Canada. They have been long settled. See more »

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Wallace: I thought a lot about something you said. About how when you realize how quickly everything can fall apart it makes you never want to give up anything good ever again. Whatever this is between us, it is good. It is so good. It is actually the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I don't want it to be over.
Chantry: I don't want it to be over either. I kind of wish we could invent a time machine or something.
Wallace: If we ever invent time travel I would go back to the night we met.
Chantry: [moves in closer] What...
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Crazy Credits

The beginning of the closing credits are done with Chantry's animations telling some of the story of the movie as well as some of the back story. See more »

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Features The Thing (1982) See more »

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Once Upon a Time/Storybook Love
Written and Performed by Mark Knopfler
Courtesy of Universal Music Publishing
Group a division of Universal Music Canada
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc./ Mercury Records Ltd
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV
Licensing Courtesy of Virgin EMI, under license from Universal Music Canada
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I loved this movie
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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