What If

Synopsis: WHAT IF is the story of medical school dropout Wallace, who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan seems to be finding the perfect partner, Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben. Wallace and Chantry form an instant connection, striking up a close friendship. Still, there is no denying the chemistry between them, leading the pair to wonder, what if the love of your life is actually your best friend?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Michael Dowse
Production: CBS Films
  2 wins & 8 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
Metacritic:
59
Rotten Tomatoes:
72%
PG-13
Year:
2013
98 min
$2,743,895
Website
262 Views

I'm not saying

that it's a good explanation,

it's obviously a bad explanation,

but we can't just

leave things like this.

You have to call me back, okay?

Wallace, whatever happened,

I still love you.

[PHONE BEEPS]

AUTOMATED VOICE:
This message

has been saved for 379 days.

[PHONE BEEPS]

Message deleted.

[POP MUSIC

PLAYS OVER SPEAKERS]

[CHATTERING]

Yeah, that was supposed to be

an anonymous fridge magnet poem.

And here I am quietly judging you.

Oh, I can handle it.

I've humiliated myself

much more thoroughly

in front of people I actually know.

- Cheers.

- Cheers.

[NEEDLE SCRATCHES]

[POP MUSIC

PLAYS OVER SPEAKERS]

I'm sorry, I moved your poem.

I find this, like, weirdly addictive.

WALLACE:
Yeah, like face tattoos.

CHANTRY:
Like peeing in the ocean.

ALLAN:
Oh.

CHANTRY:
Aah!

- Here it is. Here it is.

- Hi.

- Oh, did you guys meet?

- Uh, kind of, yeah.

ALLAN:
Wallace, this is my cousin

Chantry. She's an animator.

- Chantry, this is Wallace.

- You're Wallace?

This is the first time

he's been outside in, like, a year.

- Wow.

WALLACE:
Yeah.

Yeah, you do look pale.

I just assumed you were,

like, anemic or partially albino.

- It's both, actually.

ALLAN:
He's been hibernating

- like bear because of his broken heart.

CHANTRY:
Aw.

Stop telling people

and stroking my face.

[ALLAN CHUCKLES]

CHANTRY:
Anyway, um...

NICOLE:
Do you guys know Becky?

Uh, she's small, has brown hair, always

bragging about her eating disorder.

I'm Becky.

- It's been a while.

WOMAN:
Oh, hello.

It's so good to see you again.

That's just what she sounds like!

Can I give you a tour of the house?

[ALLAN SPEAKS IN SPANISH]

Come.

[BOTH SPEAK IN SPANISH]

CHANTRY:

To be fair, um,

I don't always like parties, either.

Awkward small talk is not my forte.

It's "fort," actually.

"Forte" is Italian, it means "forcefully."

And "fort" is French for "strength."

But I still say "forte" too.

If you say "fort,"

everyone thinks you're getting it wrong,

even though it is correct.

So is that, like, your thing?

Correcting people's pronunciation?

- Yeah, that's my thing.

- How's that going for you?

I have a dead-end job,

live in my sister's attic,

and I never go out.

Uh, correcting pronunciation

is my old thing.

Actually, my new thing

is over-sharing.

- Heh.

- Here, try some of Allan's beer.

Thank you.

You actually knocked yourself out?

- I think so.

- Wow.

And I'll tell you

something really weird.

My face is, like,

permanently damaged.

Like, if you look up here,

you can see there's, like...

- I think there's, like, a dent.

- Sort of like, uh, Quasimodo.

Yeah.

So, um, I've got to go

to the bathroom.

Do you need anything,

like some dental floss,

or, you know, um, expired aspirin?

No, but I've left

a matchbox in there,

and I was hoping women

could leave pubic hair...

[LAUGHS]

Uh, I'll just go around with,

like, a party tray.

No, they'll be in there.

It'll be fine.

- I'm stuffing a pillow.

- Okay.

[MOANING]

WALLACE:
Oh. Hey.

- Oh. Hi.

I was just, um, leaving

without saying goodbye, like a dick.

Yeah. Yeah, that's totally

what I am doing as well.

- Heh.

- Oh.

- Where are you...?

- Oh, um,

I'm just, like,

a couple blocks west.

- Me too.

- Oh.

- Uh, would you like to walk together?

- Um, yeah. Sure.

Cool.

I read in the tabloids

that she's a cannibal

- and he faked Parkinson's for attention.

- I read that too. Crazy.

Awful people. Really.

Um, this is actually me here.

Oh. Right. Um, well, hey,

I had a really good time talking to you.

Yeah. Me too.

Which is rare, actually.

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Elan Mastai

Elan Mastai is a Canadian screenwriter and novelist. He is best known for The F Word, for which he won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2nd Canadian Screen Awards in 2014.His other screenwriting credits include MVP: Most Vertical Primate and Fury. He has described The F Word as the first time he wrote a screenplay in his own voice, rather than to the commercial demands of a mass-audience film.He was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Canadian mother and an Israeli immigrant father. He studied film at Queen's University and Concordia University.In 2015, Mastai secured a $1.25 million deal for his debut novel, All Our Wrong Todays. A science fiction novel about a man from an alternate history utopia who, while part of a time travel experiment, causes a drastic alteration of his history, and regains consciousness in our society. The novel was published on February 7, 2017. more…

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