Daniel Radcliffe is in a romantic comedy. Nobody panic. This isn’t like that moment when he tries to ask Cho Chang to the ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. No, no, no. This is a proper romantic comedy.
Unspoken feelings? Check. Awkward we’re-just-going-to-be-friends moments? Check. Airport and taxi dashes? Check and check.
It’s light, delightfully clumsy and laugh out loud enjoyable. Here’s seven more reasons to go and see it:
He meets the girl of his dreams at a house party while playing with fridge magnets. So, you know, there’s hope for us all.
I know we’re supposed to move on from the whole Harry Potter thing. But when a blazer/blue shirt combo works, why change it, eh?
There’s some painfully awkward flirting. Rather than detailing the contents of his fridge á la Hugh Grant in Notting Hill, Wallace describes (at length) what Fool’s Gold is. Bread, baked in butter, the middle scooped out, filled with… oh forget it.
Radcliffe dances again. He’s much better than that other time…
You must remember this?
Sorry. He’s not actually Harry Potter, he’s not actually Harry Potter, he’s not actually Harry Potter…
He knocks his love rival out of the window. Clean out. Like, we’re-not-on-the-first-floor-and-he-desperately-needs-an-ambulance out of the window. Accidentally of course.
The supporting cast is top-notch (look, Adam from Girls!). Classically awkward lines include, “So Wallace, we should talk about the complex issues of our time. Can men and women really be friends, or do you just want to bang Chantry.”
Oh and, Radcliffe gets butt naked again. This isn’t it. I won’t ruin it. Well, actually, I wanted to. Even he looks surprised I’m not showing you. But I couldn’t get a picture and Googling it at work was a really bad idea.
Convinced? What If is in cinemas from 20th August. See the trailer here: