Metascore
61

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  • Summary: Medical school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) has been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. So while everyone around him, including his roommate Allan (Adam Driver) seems to be finding the perfect partner (Mackenzie Davis), Wallace decides to put his love life on hold. It is then that he meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan) an animator who lives with her longtime boyfriend Ben (Rafe Spall). 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? Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Sep 15, 2013
    72
    The F Word would be commendable on the strength of its unusual wit and warmth alone, but it becomes a far more satisfying (even somewhat illuminating) experience because it doesn’t shy away from the often ugly psychology engendered by cross-gendered friendships.
  2. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Sep 15, 2013
    70
    Roughly three parts charming to one part cloying, The F Word attempts and largely succeeds at pulling off a smart, self-aware riff on romantic-comedy conventions while maintaining a core of earnest feeling.
  3. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Sep 15, 2013
    70
    Hitting all the rom-com notes with wit and some charm, it'll be a crowd-pleaser.
  4. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Sep 15, 2013
    67
    It tries to have some bite to its will-they-or-won't-they scenario but ultimately winds up toothless.
  5. Reviewed by: Henry Barnes
    Sep 15, 2013
    40
    It's pulled this way and that by a hiddly-fiddly soundtrack, spun senseless by scene after scene of Radcliffe and Kazan trading flirtatious banter.

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