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What If...

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Predictable faith-based movie is heavy-handed and trite.

Movie PG 2010 118 minutes
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Like many on here I am VERY disappointed with Common Sense Media for their overall low rating and low rating in Positive Message and Role Model. It just goes to show you even this site is bias when it comes to faith and God. Like the main street Media they have shown there disgust for anything that might portray God/faith in a positive light. I will think again about using this sight .

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WHAT IF... is an amateurish and heavy-handed faith-based movie. It contains a predictable storyline that borrows heavily from both The Family Man and It's a Wonderful Life. While devout Christians seeking entertainment that validates their belief system may enjoy the tale, those who are not particularly religious will have a difficult time getting through such a poorly made movie with cheesy dialogue, obnoxiously sappy background music, and excessive preachiness.

This film lacks the overall quality to reach anyone beyond the deeply religious, and the awful storytelling and screenwriting flaws negate any and all efforts at conversion, assuming that is part of the filmmakers' and studio's intentions.

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