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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 101m 31s

Release date 22/08/2014

BBFCInsight frequent crude sex references

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Michael Dowse

Cast includes Daniel Radcliffe, Jemima Rooper, Zoe Kazan, Oona Chaplin, Rafe Spall, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 12/08/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

WHAT IF is a romantic drama, set in Toronto, in which a young man becomes attracted to a young woman who is already in a relationship.


There are frequent crude sex references, including to masturbation, oral sex and sexually transmitted infections.

There is a scene in which an adult character watches a horror film on TV with his young nephew; the footage we see from the film includes brief sight of a man's hands being cut off by an alien creature. However, the impact of the gory images is significantly reduced by the comedy of the situation, as the man tries to shield the boy from the gore, as well as by the fact they are clearly watching a film.

There is also some buttock nudity, as two characters go swimming at night on the beach, and infrequent strong language ('f**k').


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