Wednesday, November 24, 2010
What If (the Movie)
Last night I previewed a DVD of an outstanding film for work.
It is a Movie that is in select theaters right now called "What If".
It is written by Jerry Jenkins a great Author and Christian who was part of the Left Behind, as well as many great works including "The Last Operative" that I blog about a while back.
I was blown away by this movie.
Here is the official Synopsis:
Introducing What if…, a Pure Flix and Jenkins Entertainment film. Starring, Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, Debby Ryan, and John Ratzenberger.
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 nor felt the need to set foot in a church in fifteen years.
But God has other plans. While on a thrill ride outside the city, his new car mysteriously breaks down, and he’s visited by a tow truck driver named Mike (John Ratzenberger) who claims to be an angel sent to show Ben what his 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 Disney Channel’s Debby Ryan) are getting ready for church, where Ben is the new pastor.
Before he 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 fifteen 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.
Check out a clip here.
It's premise is not new. What if you could see what life would be like if you had made a different choice. A choice to be a minister instead of be in business etc.. Or what if you saw what life was like without you.
Kevin Sorbo (That's right Hercules) is the main actor. And he does a tremendous job. In fact of all his movies, I thought he played this role more convincing then any he has done. Oh and don't forget the Angel that is played by John Ratzenberger (Better known as Cliff the Mailman from Cheers).
Check this film out. See if it is near you in theaters or be sure to pick it up in DVD once it comes out.
I was very impressed with the solid Christian theme, and even salvation message without feeling like a 'made for church' movie. I am very impressed with this film!
I hope you will be to.