“What If,” romantic comedy, sells movie tickets

Zoe Kazan is teamed with Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter fame in a story that asks the question, “Will the ‘Harry Met Sally’ formula work again?”

Actually, it does, and Zoe Kazan gives her best performance since the wonderful “Ruby Sparks.”

Daniel and Zoe play longtime friends who have no intention of ever becoming closer. Or at least they have no such stated intention, even though everybody they know, and everybody in the audience, knows better. There’s a tremendous lot of clever dialogue as the various young people exchange innuendo laden conversations.

The scenes of Toronto are excellent. There are six, yes count ’em, six Canadian and U.S. union logos in the final frame!

What If, 102 mins., PG-13

Director: Michael Dowse

Writers: Elan Mastai (screenplay)

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park

Photo: What If Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/thewhatifmovie