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Country: Ireland, Canada
Language: English.
Release Date: 2014
AKA: The F Word.
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan.
Director: Michael Dowse.

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Synopsis:
Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her long time boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

This film has a great cast because as well as Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) there is Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and McKenzie Davis (The Martian).

These actors make their characters come to life but I would suggest the star of the show is Radcliffe. Followed by a close second in Kazan and the chemistry between the two is dynamic. For humour there is Driver and that is there is spades.

Because Wallace (Radcliffe) has been burned by a slew of failed relationships he decides to put his love life on hold. The problem he has is that he meets Chantry (Kazan) and the two fall in love at first sight. Finding out she is in a serious relationship means Wallace now falls into the fatally cruel "friend" zone.

The script is well written and the obvious confusion Chantry has over her boyfriend and her attraction to Wallace is interesting to watch. She's a young woman who thought her future was sorted and now she needs to make a decision. But can she?

It is a pleasure to watch Radcliffe leave the serious Potterverse behind and just have some fun. After all he is 24 now and this film finally sees him become an adult. I also think that being the charming romantic leading man is his forte. We want more Radcliffe romcoms please.

Wallace's character would have to be the most kind-hearted and considerate romcom leading man I've seen in a long while.

No spoilers on whether Chantry and Wallace make it out of the F zone but I was definitely rooting for a positive outcome.

It's on my play list.