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What If…. Tells the story of Ben Walker (Kevin Sorbo) who fifteen years ago left his college sweetheart Wendy (Kristy Swanson), and his calling to be a preacher, in order to pursue a business opportunity. Now with a high-paying executive gig, a trophy fiancé, and a new Mercedes, he hasn't considered a family or felt the need to set foot in a church again. But God has other plans. While on a thrill ride outside the city, his new car mysteriously breaks down, and he's is visited by a tow truck driver named Mike (John Ratzenberger) who claims to be an angel sent to show Ben what life would look like had he followed his true calling. Suddenly Ben wakes up in the middle of domestic chaos as his "wife" Wendy and daughters (including Debby Ryan) are getting ready for church, where Ben is the new pastor. Before Ben can get back to his old life, Ben must first embrace this reality and discover the value of faith and family, and perhaps restore his love for those who were heartbroken 15 years ago: Wendy.... and God. In the tradition of "It's a Wonderful Life" and "The Family Man", What If ... is a story of finding your true purpose in life.

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"Extremely well made, funny, heartwarming..." --Movieguide

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  • Actors: Kevin Sorbo, John Ratzenberger, Kristy Swanson, Debby Ryan
  • Directors: Dallas Jenkins
  • Producers: Dallas Jenkins, Jerry B. Jenkins
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: February 1, 2016
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (481 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004KPD1IO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,741 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Perhaps the fastest growing classification of movies, faith-based films have a tendency to sacrifice production value for message. While movies like Facing the Giants and Fireproof have solid messages, they lack in the aesthetic polish audiences get from most Hollywood releases.

With "What If...", Dallas Jenkins manages to give audiences an aesthetically beautiful film with wonderful performances on both sides of the camera. The movie feels like a mid-budget Hollywood release, a remarkable feat considering the low budget and tight shooting schedule. Kevin Sorbo has a great presence throughout, and Kristy Swanson, still beautiful as ever, shows off her dramatic chops. And John Ratzenberger's performance is angelic, in a good-old-boy way.

Still, great direction and performances don't make a great movie unless the story matches. Thankfully, the story of "What If...", albeit somewhat recycled, is outstanding. Living a life of luxury and power, Ben Walker (Sorbo) is chosen by God to receive a glimpse of what his life could have been had he made a different decision 15 years earlier. The bulk of the movie is spent in Ben's alternate reality where he learns the true riches of life.

"What If..." doesn't hide the fact that it's a Christian movie. Still, it doesn't hurl religion at the audience with reckless abandon. In other words, it's a movie that even non-Christians can and should enjoy. Without sex, violence, or language concerns, it's perfectly suited for all ages.

Raising the bar for faith-based films, "What If..." is hopefully the start to higher standards for movies delivering messages of the Highest Standard.

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A short video review of this excellent Faith based film (with clips from movie). A great story, with excellent acting and production value. Even the director's behind the scenes commentary was well done, and very informative. Movie's message gets us thinking about how we have redeemed the days that the Lord has given us! I highly recommend that no one passes up the opportunity to see/buy this fresh and creative film by Dallas Jenkins!

A few other films that you might be interested in seeing
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This is a secular dramedy, but well done
(Scroll way down thru the customer reviews for my video review)
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Yes, this movie is a lot like 'Family Man' (Nicholas Cage) or 'A Family Thanksgiving' (Daphne Zuniga). However, the resemblance does not take away from this being a great family movie. For those of us who grew up in the 80's and 90's, it is great to see Kevin Sorbo and Kristy Swanson (who still looks great these days) grace the screen. The fact that God is mentioned in the show, and not in a mocking tone, is great too. You will want to have the whole family watch this. John Ratzenberger as the ghost is a wonderful casting job too. The whole cast was just refreshing to see on screen again.
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After reading the cover of the DVD box, I thought, "hey, this is just a 'Family Man' remake."

I like Kevin Sorbo; so, I watched it anyway.

Wow! While the plots are similar, this movie is about ten times better than Family Man.

Kevin Sorbo gives a stunning performance as a man, Ben Walker, that is re-looking his life.

The angel, John Ratzenberger, is absolutely brilliant. His character makes sense. He acts as you would expect an angel to act. He also brings some humor to the role.

Kristy Swanson does an excellent job as Ben Walker's wife. She plays a strong character that directs Ben back onto the proper path. Kristy Swanson plays the wife that you want Ben Walker to get together with at the end of the story.

There is real substance to this movie. The characters are engaging. The story is riveting. I challenge anyone who has ever been in a serious relationship to get through this film without tearing up at several of the critical points.

Also, I found myself rooting for Sorbo's character. Yes, Ben Walker is definitely a self-centered jerk at the beginning of the film, but Sorbo breathes so much life into the role that you really want things to work out for him. (Contrast that with Family Man where you would not really have minded if things did not work out for the Cage character.)

Finally, there is some deeper meaning to this story. Sorbo plays a man who has lost his faith and his way, and his way back involves refinding his faith.

As a bonus, all this is done without violence or without the need to introduce racial stereotypes or foul language.

I was extremely impressed with Kevin Sorbo, and I will look for his future performances.

Nicely done!

Watch this movie and buy copies for gifts. It is that good!

in service,

Rich
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This was a real pleasant discovery.

It's a Christian movie, but don't let that put you off. It doesn't thrust anything down your throat or come off as preachy. You don't need to be religious or even Christian to appreciate the message. It's really about discovering what truly matters in life.

Often movies with a message are too obvious: you know they're trying to tell you what to feel, and as a result you don't feel anything much at all, except maybe bored and irritated. At the beginning of this movie there was one moment where I felt a sick sinking feeling, a sort of lonely emptiness inside, when I saw the main character talking about his life and his money and all that - it really made me FEEL how empty and worthless those things are, and it surprised me a lot that I felt that way because it's quite unusual to feel such a strong emotion from a movie, especially so early on.

It was fun imagining trying out a what if? in your life. Who hasn't wondered what if? about some of the choices they've made. There was humour too - not slapstick, just subtle make-you-smile moments. But that didn't spoil the drama either; rather it kept it light enough not to get too sad at the difficult parts.

I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this. It kept me thinking it about it for a long time afterwards, and it really did get its message across to me without feeling like I'd been sledgehammered... and I hate bing preached at! I'm not a Christian, but this wasn't a try-to-convert-you movie. It just makes you think about your priorities in life.
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