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
This movie shares a very (very) similar story with the Nicolas Cage movie The Family Man. This film's title was even a tagine for that film. See more »
The story takes place over 23 years, but certain characters don't age at all during this time. See more »
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.
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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.
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