Friday, August 22, 2014
2049 - The F Word (aka What If)
If you're in the USA or UK then you might know this by the unfortunate title "What If" but here in Canada it's got the awesome title of "The F Word". I love this movie so hard. I'm a romantic-comedy nerd, so I give a lot of them a pass just because I like the genre, but when I find one that's done so amazingly well it makes me want to scream from the rooftops - and this one does. It's a wicked funny script, a charming as hell cast, and a really mature direction that's also playful. I think this was my favourite film at TIFF last year, and it's up there with my favourite of the year in general. It's being added to the ranks of When Harry Met Sally and it deserves to be. Elan Mastai and Michael Dowse have crafted a beautiful, funny, sweet, and heartfelt romance that isn't shy at all about being set mostly in Toronto.
This film came out wide in Canada this weekend and I think it's still in the USA - please please please go check it out - it deserves a huge audience. If you see this film and don't laugh a fair bit it's likely because you're dead inside. I love it and can't wait to own it!