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What If... (2010)

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Ben Walker is allowed to see how different his life would be if he had followed his heart.

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Dallas Jenkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Kevin Yon ... Charlie
Tom McElroy ... James McCutcheon (as Tom Mcelroy)
Grant James ... Henryk Zimmerman
Brittany Risner Brittany Risner ... Brittney
Thomas Flannery Jr. Thomas Flannery Jr. ... Carl
Preston Mulligan Preston Mulligan ... Dylan
Dennis Lee Kelly Dennis Lee Kelly ... Ross Bessette
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Storyline

15 years ago, Ben Walker left his girlfriend, his hometown, and his ministry calling for a business opportunity. Now he has a high-paying career and a trophy fiancée. One day he's visited by an angel who lets him see what his life would look like if he had followed his calling. Written by Anonymous

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angel | business | goodbye | running | gift | See All (37) »


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Dallas Jenkins: as a gas station attendant. See more »

Goofs

The story takes place over 23 years, but certain characters don't age at all during this time. See more »

Quotes

Kimberly Walker: [through tears] Daddy paid Dylan Jordan, the most popular guy in Clearville, 80 dollars to stay away from me.
Wendy: [to Ben] Please tell me that isn't true.
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Connections

References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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Brand New Day
Original song by Tommy Fields
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Christian messages well delivered
21 June 2011 | by danaighSee all my reviews

Regardless of the critical comments I was very moved by this film. Can it be that such messages are not understood or well received? That is the main theme of this film, namely: "don't tell me anything, it's 'my' life", "I can do what I want", etc.

The usual problem with themes that contain personality changes is their believability. Ben's resistance to such a change struck me as quite realistic. The transition to his desire to change was a hard task the film had to accomplish.

But for all the fathers out there who remember the time they first held their baby son or daughter....that is a life changing experience. So this man took awhile. But Ben was surrounded by 'his' children and wife. Some fathers do take time to adjust to a new life role....ergo a believable transition.

The Christian themed messages were very well delivered. Even Ben's second, post conversion sermon was actually quite good and fit in well with the films' script.

My only criticisms: the few times the camera was bobbing about...come on guys, use a tripod, and there were some syrupy sweet parts that were a bit much. Otherwise when I'm in tears during a film then it's good enough for me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2010 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ludington, Michigan, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$49,770, 22 August 2010

Gross USA:

$814,906

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$814,906
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