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By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Cool, choice-based co-viewer has lots of mature content.

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  • Personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
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Is It Any Good?

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Teens get to to put in their two cents while watching movies together, but the content is definitely not for kids. With Whatifi, there are several things going on, and some of them are more successful than others. The group-watching platform works well and is a great way to mimic sitting on a couch in front of the TV together with a friend, without having to be in the same room -- or even the same time zone. The movies are decently acted and produced, and include lots of drama. The choose-your-own-adventure aspect is fun, and it's interesting to see how different choices send the narrative in completely different directions. But, sometimes, the choices aren't fully fleshed out, and often the movie can feel a bit choppy as each choice plays out. The developers stress that Whatifi is meant to be a social experience, which explains why you can't watch a movie without inviting a friend to a movie room. But, it would still be nice to be able to watch and choose on your own. And, at the time of this review, there were only two movies available, both with somewhat dark themes. It seems as though more are in development, including a comedy, which may help to lighten things up.

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