What If

Movie Reviews, Uncategorized

It was a pretty good romantic comedy staring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan.

The only criticism that I have is that I HATE in so many movies in the “romance” genre, the whole conceit of the “meet cute” is based on one of the characters already being in a relationship that they are actually already quite happy in which inevitably ends when the two main characters realize that they are in love. This is more common in what some call “chick flicks” which I find a little disturbing. I don’t personally find infidelity at all romantic and am surprised how many people do. I’m not saying that anyone should stay in a bad relationship at all… but if you are already in a pretty good relationship and just happen to meet someone that you are more attracted to… it’s pretty shitty to dump your partner! What happened to “if you can’t love the one you want, love the one you’re with”? Instead it’s really “Whoa, that person is funnier and hotter than my partner… I’m going to dump them and pursue this new person!”

I guess that is somewhat realistic though. So many people cheat on their partners, it’s probably more statistically probable than a relationship where the partners are both completely faithful for the entirety of their relationship. The statistics say somewhere between 1/4 and 3/4 of mean and women cheat in their relationships… though what construes cheating is defined differently from person to person.

So, this cliche rom com trope aside, I liked the movie and think it’s worth checking out. The two main characters have really good onscreen chemistry and the banter is great.

I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.