“The F Word” features something that most Toronto-shot, Toronto-set movies don’t have: a major international star in the form of “Harry Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe.
Radcliffe plays Wallace, a young Brit living in T.O. who befriends a girl named Chantry (Zoe Kazan). Wallace and Chantry get along extremely well, but the two quickly have their friendship complicated -- he may have romantic feelings for her and she’s in a already in a relationship. It's a familiar movie scenario, but one that hasn't really been done well in a long while.
Directed by Michael Dowse (“Fubar,” “Goon”), “The F Word” is to Toronto what seminal rom-com “When Harry Met Sally” was to Manhattan. But despite the film being both extremely funny and a fantastic showcase for the city, Dowse and screenwriter Elan Mastai admitted that getting the movie seen outside of Canada was only really possible because of its star.
“You need big, big star actors or else,” Dowse told Yahoo Movies Canada. “Occasionally there’s aRead More »from 'The F Word': How Daniel Radcliffe made a Toronto-set romantic comedy possible