WHAT IF. . .

Faith and Family Man

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Release Date: August 20, 2010

Starring: Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, Debby Ryan, and John Ratzenberger

Genre: Drama

Audience: All ages

Rating: PG

Runtime: 115 minutes

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Byron Jones, Managing Partner
Pure Flix Entertainment, LLC
8040 East Morgan Trail, Suite 25
Scotsdale, AZ 85258
Phone: (480) 991-2258
Website: www.pureflixentertainment.com

Content:

(CCC, BBB, V) Very strong evangelistic Christian, biblical worldview about a man coming back to faith after years of putting fame and fortune first; no foul language; car stops inexplicably and airbag knocks man out, angel slugs man humorously at different times to transport him to the place he’s supposed to be, and dying man in hospital bed; no sex; no nudity; no alcohol; no smoking; and, nothing else objectionable.

Summary:

WHAT IF. . ., starring Kevin Sorbo and John Ratzenberger, is an extremely well made, funny, heartwarming, pointedly Christian movie about a man who gets a second chance from God with the help of a quirky angel. Director Dallas Jenkins exercises his considerable talent to bring out the best in each actor and tell the story in a heartwarming, interesting, hilarious, evangelistic manner.

Review:

WHAT IF. . . is an extremely well made, funny, heartwarming, pointedly Christian spinoff of THE FAMILY MAN with Nicolas Cage.

WHAT IF opens with Ben leaving his beloved, Wendy, for a brief period of time to gain his fame and fortune so he cane return and they can marry. Cut to fifteen years later when Ben is a high-powered, very successful investment banker who can connect the dots so well that he can understand where a deal is going. His uncanny ability is incisive and funny.



To celebrate a big deal, Ben buys himself a brand new Mercedes. When he takes it for a spin, he ends up on the outskirts of his old hometown. There, he meets an angel who introduces him to life as it could have been if he had married his beloved Wendy and become a pastor 15 years ago as he planned. Suddenly, Ben finds himself with two daughters and the new pastor of the church.

Ben preaches one of the worst sermons ever and makes a mess of everything. Slowly, he begins to understand what is worthwhile in life and what isn’t, but it may be too late.

Kevin Sorbo does a terrific job as Ben. Another bright light in the movie is John Ratzenberger. He is the funniest angel to come along in a long time. The dialogue is terrific. Some of it is laugh-out-loud funny.

What makes the movie work is the direction. Dallas Jenkins exercises his considerable talent to bring out the best in each actor and tell the story in a heartwarming, interesting, hilarious, evangelistic manner.

WHAT IF. . . is the best movie so far to come out of Pure Flix Entertainment. Everyone is to be highly commended.

In Brief:

In WHAT IF, Ben is a high-powered, very successful investment banker. His uncanny ability making deals is incisive and funny. To celebrate one big deal, Ben buys himself a new Mercedes. When he takes it for a spin, he ends up in his old hometown. There, he meets an angel who introduces him to life as it could have been if he had married his beloved Wendy and become a pastor 15 years ago as he planned. Suddenly, Ben finds himself with two daughters and the new pastor of the church. Ben preaches one of the worst sermons ever and makes a mess of everything. Slowly, he begins to understand what is worthwhile in life and what isn’t, but it may be too late.

Kevin Sorbo does a terrific job as Ben. Another bright light in the movie is John Ratzenberger. He is the funniest angel to come along in a long time. The dialogue is terrific and funny. What makes the movie work is the direction. Dallas Jenkins exercises his considerable talent to bring out the best in each actor and tell the story in a heartwarming, hilarious, evangelistic manner.