Film Review: What If

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I’m not ashamed to admit that the first time I saw the trailer for What If I actually thought it didn’t look too bad. I thought it looked like your typical non offensive, no doubt formulaic teenage rom-com that would leave you slightly bored but in a strangely good way having given you a seemingly uplifting boy meets girl, overly simplistic love story.

And so, as is always the case with teenage romantic comedies, I ignored it cinema release. This is the kind of film that for reasons of stereotypical judgement you never want to admit to seeing in public. Especially as a male in his thirties. This is the type of film you watch at home, as if it’s somehow better to sit alone and pretend you don’t have a soft spot for unrealistic tales of love (and you can remove the tasteless thoughts from your head right away.) Read more