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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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PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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.
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Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Can't Save You
Original song by Dan Haseltine
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Combo of Family Man and It's a Wonderful LIfe
29 August 2010 | by l-piotrowskiSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2010 (Brazil) See more »

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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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