Somewhere between the Toronto International Film Festival and a Theater Near You, this movie’s name got changed from the too-cute-by-half “The F Word” to the too-boring-by-three-quarters “What If.” And while I hate rom-coms in general, I will probably end up seeing this one, just for Adam Driver doing his hipster curmudgeon schtick.
Daniel Radcliffe plays the male lead, and the rest of the cast seems to have been chosen through some sort of Gattaca-style DNA selection: the female lead is Elia Kazan’s granddaughter; Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter and Timothy Spall’s son are also in the mix. Struggling actors take note: choose your parents wisely. The whole thing has a 500 Days of Summer vibe and hopefully it can live up to that movie in terms of quality. Opens in August.