OR to give this it’s real title “What if… Harry Potter met Sally”.
Harry Potter is unlucky in love, Zoe Kazan is happily committed. When the two connect at a Party she parks him in the friendzone but things were only ever going to go one way. Yep. We’re asking that can men and women be friends without falling in love and boning question again? The answer we all know is… no. Of course not.
An old scenario nicely freshened up. This is quirky twenty-somethings from alternate Toronto. They’re cynical and arty. They ask existential questions about life, love and fidelity. It’s littered with that alt-indie douchebag with a guitar music you get in these things (some of which is ok). There’s also occasional animation and It feels like it’s trying (very hard) to be a certain type of movie, a bit Nick & Norah, a bit 500 days of Summer.
This is quite tender in tone with an all too convenient ending but it’s punctuated with enjoyably crude dialogue that kept me engaged. Harry and his buddy and Kazan and her Sister have plenty of day to day conversations that made me chuckle. As a main couple Harry and Kazan are pretty cute - I may be turning into a hopeless romantic in my old age you know.
Daniel Radcliffe once again leaves me confused, i’ve seen 10+ of his movies now and I can’t even decide if he can act. He does have a certain charisma and at times I was thinking thought ‘budding Hugh Grant’ but at other times I kind of hated him.
Not overly original but they’re cool enough cats to hang out with and I found it charming enough.
“I just had sex and I’m about to eat nachos! It’s the greatest moment of my life!”
“I don’t know if you’re actually cynical or just a super crazy romantic cheeseball”.
"Please stop telling people that…. and stroking my face!"
"Is this how you always make friends, like it’s a business deal?"
"Can Men and Women really be friends or do you secretly wanna bang Chantry?"
"Are you trying to sleep with my Girlfriend?"