What If… is the best movie Kevin Sorbo has ever done!
Our great friend Rhonda from Georgia provided us with another fantastic Kevin film review. She covered What If…, directed by Dallas Jenkins and produced by Jenkins Entertainment. She had nothing but glowing words to tell. Thanks, Rhonda!
Let me begin with a bit of Sorbo history: Back in 2007, Kevin did a movie for Hallmark called, Avenging Angel. At that time, I said it was the best he had ever done.
Well, I was wrong; that honor now goes to What If…, a heart-warming movie that tells the story of a man getting a second chance at the life he left behind. Ben Walker (Sorbo) left his college sweetheart for a job in the city. He only planned to be gone eight months, a year at the most, then he and Wendy (Kristy Swanson) would begin a life in the ministry.
Fifteen years later, that was the furthest thing from his mind. He was now a wealthy executive with a trophy girlfriend. He really thought he had it made, but God had other ideas.
Enter Mike, a smart-alec angel wonderfully played by John Ratzenberger in the form of a tow truck driver. Thanks to this angel, Ben finds himself in an alternate reality where he and Wendy are married with two daughters, one of them a somewhat rebellious teenager.
At first Ben wants nothing to do with this life, but, Mike tells him he has to accept it in order to return to his old life. His first sermon as the new pastor of the neighborhood church is a disaster, and Wendy wonders what has happened to her husband. Ben learns some important lessons about himself and the choices he’s made in his life. I won’t give away what happens except to say that there are many funny and touching moments throughout this movie.
As you may already know, Kevin was honored with the Grace Award for the “Most Inspiring Performance in Movies for 2010” at the Movieguide Awards (in February, 2011). I must say that after watching the movie, the award was very much deserved. Kevin has always had a passion for his work, and it truly showed through in his role as Ben Walker.
He shared in a (later) interview with “Guideposts” that the overall theme of What If… is second chances and redemption, and I totally agree with that. I think all of us have a “what if” moment, as Kevin calls it. How it affects us depends on how we handle it, and as you will see when you watch the movie, Ben learned how to handle his in a most surprising way.
I wholeheartedly recommend watching this movie. You will not be disappointed in any way, and it will give you pause to think about the choices you’ve made in your life. I know it has done that for me.
(Photos courtesy of Kevin Sorbo; Video courtesy of PureFlix)
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