The Icebox

My Favorite Movie, With the Man Who Wrote It

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Episode notes

This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the film ‘The F Word’ (also known as ‘What If’ in the U.S.), my favorite movie of all time. In celebration, I spoke with writer and executive producer Elan Mastai and also flew to Toronto to visit filming locations.

1:43 A quick refresher on the movie

4:36 The origins of the film

17:02 In defense of the romantic comedy

23:47 What I like about the movie

36:41 Burning questions and nitpicks

1:03:50 Why didn’t the movie do better?

1:12:08 Final thoughts

Special thanks to my dear friend Marissa Melnyk for playing tour guide on my trip to Toronto.

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