What If…August 20, 2010
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)
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
Mike the Angel
Thomas Flannery Jr.
Dennis Lee Kelly
Release Date: 20 August 2010
Filming Locations: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Opening Weekend: $49,770
(22 August 2010)
(6 February 2011)
Did You Know?
as a gas station attendant.
The story takes place over 23 years, but certain characters don't age at all during this time.
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.
Combo of Family Man and It's a Wonderful LIfe
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
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.