Thursday, March 10, 2016

What If..... 2010

     Ben Walker has just received a bonus in his career as a financial expert.  He’s asked Cynthia to marry him and they are leaving for Paris in the evening.  He buys a new expensive Mercedes and it breaks down on the road?  A tow truck comes by and picks up his car.  Instead of waiting to have his car repaired, he’s taken to an alternate reality.  This is the life he would’ve had if he had not left his college sweetheart fifteen years ago.  Now his life is being married to Wendy and they have two daughters.
     This film has plot lines similar to It’s a Wonderful Life and The Family Man.  Ben is mystified and he doesn’t know how to fit in as a father instead of a business whiz.  He makes a lot of mistakes but Wendy doesn’t give up on him.  I thought this was interesting with relatable characters and story.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)   

111 min, Drama directed by Dallas Jenkins with Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson, John Ratzenberger, Debby Ryan, Kristin Minter, Toni Trucks, Taylor Groothuis, Stelio Savante, Kevin Yon, Tom McElroy, Grant James.

Note:  Imdb 6.6 out of 10, 40% critic 66% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.7* out of 5* with 454 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Grand Rapids, Manistee and Ludington, Michigan.  The story is supposed to take place over 23 years but some of the characters don't seem to age at all?  I would like to be one of those characters!!

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