Hubby and I recently had a very unique movie-going experience. We went to the pre-screening for The F Word at Cineplex downtown Vancouver. A pre-screening is a fun event in and of itself- I love being the first to try something new or see something for the first time- but what made this one even cooler was that the director (Michael Dowse) and the writer (Elan Mastai) were there to introduce themselves and the film, and they were there to take in the fruits of their labour with their family and friends at the same time as we were enjoying their work. It definitely heightened the viewing experience.
Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) and Chantry (Zoe Kazan) meet at a party while reading refrigerator magnet poetry and find that they have great chemistry…as friends. They form a relationship in which they talk about everything from movies to illnesses to disappointing Christmas presents. It’s heavy interest at first sight but there is a problem: Chantry has a serious boyfriend.
I love romantic comedies, but they can get a little repetitive. The F Word was different from the rest and very creative. There was some beautiful graphic art thrown into the mix as well as less-than typical personalities as the main characters and supporting actors alike.
Brian and I belly laughed on many occasions and referenced scenes or lines from the movie quite a few times over the following couple of days. It was a feel-good movie which is what I really love to watch the most. We lead such busy lives that when there’s finally an opportunity to have some down time (and get out of the house as a couple), I like to see something that’s going to leave me feeling happy
The F Word opens in theatres on August 22 across Canada.