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August 26, 2010
By Matthew Stephens
Director Dallas Jenkins
Are you ready for a tale of hope, second chances and what is truly important in life? Then watch the movie “What If …,” which follows in the tradition of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Family Man,” telling the story of a man whose glimpse into what he’s missing reminds him of what he truly wants.
The movie focuses on a decision Ben Walker, played by Kevin Sorbo, made 15 years ago. Ben left his college sweetheart, Wendy, portrayed by Kristy Swanson, to pursue a lucrative business opportunity. Now on the verge of marriage to an equally materialistic woman, he is visited by an angelic mechanic named Mike, played by John Ratzenberger. Mike tells Ben he needs to see what his life would have been like had he followed God’s calling.
Suddenly Ben finds himself married to Wendy with two daughters. The family seems happy. In his vision, everyone is getting ready for church on a Sunday morning and he’s scheduled to give his first sermon as the new pastor at a local church. But if Ben wants to obtain this life, then he must first learn to appreciate the value of faith and family and perhaps he’ll rediscover the love of his life.
It is the best family film of the year. “What If …” is in select theaters now. Visit www.thewhatifmovie.com for a list of theaters and to find out how to bring the movie to your area.