What If…

August 20th, 2010


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15 years ago, Ben Walker left his girlfriend and his ministry calling for a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé...

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.0/10 (511 voted)

Director: Dallas Jenkins

Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, John Ratzenberger

15 years ago, Ben Walker left his girlfriend and his ministry calling for a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying career and a trophy fiancé, he is visited by an angel, who gives him a glimpse into what his life would look like had he followed his calling.

Writers: Chuck Konzelman, Andrea Gyertson Nasfell

Kevin Sorbo - Ben Walker
Kristy Swanson - Wendy Walker
John Ratzenberger - Mike the Angel
Debby Ryan - Kimberly Walker
Kristin Minter - Cynthia
Toni Trucks - Claire
Taylor Groothuis - Megan Walker
Stelio Savante - Joel Muller
Kevin Yon - Charlie
Tom McElroy - James McCutcheon
Grant James - Henryk Zimmerman
Brittany Risner - Brittney
Thomas Flannery Jr. - Carl
Preston Mulligan - Dylan
Dennis Lee Kelly - Ross Bessette


Official Website: Official Blog | Official site |

Release Date: 20 August 2010

Filming Locations: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Opening Weekend: $49,770 (USA) (22 August 2010) (23 Screens)

Gross: $806,869 (USA) (6 February 2011)

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Did You Know?

Director Cameo: [Dallas Jenkins] as a gas station attendant.

Revealing mistakes: The story takes place over 23 years, but certain characters don't age at all during this time.

Ben: Five minutes from now, I'll be sucking down a half-caff chai latte... and you'll be eating crow.
Mike the Angel: I don't think so. Consumption of carrion birds is prohibited in Deuteronomy 14... I'm old-fashioned that way.

User Review

Combo of Family Man and It's a Wonderful LIfe

Rating: 9/10

I thought this was a very well written, well acted movie. The film is about a man who gets a chance to see what his life would have been like if he had not made the choices he did.

The story has a Christian viewpoint (disclosure: I am a Christian and agree with the beliefs expressed in the movie), but is not heavy handed at all. I believe people of all faiths or who have no faith will agree with the positive message of the importance of family and serving others.

I have watched a lot of movies by Christian filmmakers and this is definitely one of the best. John Ratzenberger is one of my favorite actors and does a great job in the movie.

As I mention above, the story is similar to the Family Man, but What If, is much better acted and more family friendly that that the Nicholas Cage movie. There is no swearing, violence or sex, but the PG rating is accurate as there are some intense moments . I would not recommend taking small children. I think it is a great date movie.

The movie is in limited release and my wife and I had to drive about 30-40 minutes to get to the theater it was in. I hope it will stay around for a while.