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Named for the question Mattiesko Wuopio gets every time he says his name, Mr. What has spent 22 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Upon apprehension of the true culprit, he's released, only to face harassment and the jailbird stigma as he attempts to re-enter society in tiny Tecumseh, Michigan.
Meanwhile, Mr. What seeks redemption through his ailing father, who is beset with Alzheimer's disease, a neighbor boy without friends or a father who cares, and a stray dog. In the end, a miracle proves that God is never far out of reach for those in need of a little healing. Dove approved (12+). Closed captioned. Approx. 91 minutes.
Publication Date: 2015
Sharon Allen5 Stars Out Of 5MR WhatDecember 1, 2016Sharon AllenQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Different, but in a good sort of way. It's not a high budget movie, but still, I loved it. He spent twenty plus years in prison, as an innocent man. It's a little slow, but pay attention, it builds and before you know it, you are into it. I don't want to give away too much, but the ending is awesome, making it worth the watch and money. The message is great. I know how people only believe what they want. Not all in the cast are really good, but you will love the little boy next door. Still, he can't seem to get past his found innocence, because he had been in prison.
The movie really touched me, as I had an innocent brother in prison for thirteen years! Once you are branded, that's it. I won't tell you about his mother and dad, you must learn of that in the movie. It has a lot of heart! I'd like to see more from him, as Mr What is Alan Maki. And Mr What isn't his name either. He wrote the movie and produced it, also he does his own singing. Check out the lyrics for yourself. I highly recommend you treat yourself to this movie!
VickyJ5 Stars Out Of 5great family movieJuly 25, 2016VickyJQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I thought this was a great story for the whole family. It had a good story line and truly showed how hard it can be sometimes to fight the world and satan. It's refreshing to be able to sit and watch a movie and not have to see and hear the "junk" that most movies have today.
sweetgirl5 Stars Out Of 5Loved this movieMarch 13, 2015sweetgirlQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Now THIS is truly a family film with a great story, a sweet little boy, a nice pastor, a gracious traveler, and a beautiful dog! My whole family enjoyed the story, the music, and the scenery. I already recommended this film to a couple of my friends, and they loved it, too!
ButterflyMom2 Stars Out Of 5Great story, not so great production.February 22, 2015ButterflyMomQuality: 2Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2In reviewing this movie I will say I always respect the effort when a person or persons write a story themselves and then produces, directs and even acts in the movie. I love it when families are involved and come together and share in the making of the movie as they did here. It gives the entire movie, for me, integrity. If they are a believer and have a Godly message to share, more snaps there! This movie was slow, the music not great and the acting not great. However it was all heart! I love that. I cried, I laughed, I got angry. It affected my emotions and gave me something to think about. I was glad to invest a portion of God's money back into one of His children's bank account and I will hold onto it for a while. This is a lovely story and is a very correct portrayal of a person trying to live for Jesus and how hard satan makes it to do so. However God always opens a door to help us endure, gives us opportunity's to give back what was given and see us through to learn more about how He loves! Love! That is, I believe the teaching goal from our Lord! Learn to love and love well. For that reason I will recommend this movie for those with equal heart but if you have no patience and no vision, you might be disappointed. But consider as a Christian, helping a fellow Christian out and get it to open a door to discussion or to fill the Church library.
Mark5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent family film!February 20, 2015MarkThis is a very enjoyable family film. I would strongly recommend it without hesitation. Movies with meaning and heart at its core don't come around enough. I found myself smiling and getting choked up on more than one occasion. It gives you a front row view at the beauty of life, the importance of family and the need for Jesus no matter what cards we're dealt. The scenery and the cinematography are breathtaking. Get this movie! You will walk away glad you watched it!
Author: Alan Maki
Located in: Tecumseh, MI
Submitted: January 13, 2015
Tell us a little about yourself. I've been a pastor for 28 years, and during that time I've written two Christian novels for B&H Publishing and I've written, produced and starred in two feature length movies. "Mr. What" is the 2nd film, and I'm very proud to be a part of it. I've been married for 35 years, and my wife and I have three children and two grandchildren. I hope you'll find it interesting that I've run three marathons, rode a bicycle across America, and once-upon-a-time I broke the Guinness World Record for balancing on one foot (done to raise monies for crippled children and kids with cancer).
What was your motivation behind this project? I wanted to write a screenplay filled with hope, reconciliation, redemption and encouragement. I wanted to create an ending to the film that would uplift the audience and make them feel good about life. Along with that, I simply wanted to create a family-approved story and vehicle that my son, Shaun, would want to direct and film, as he is the most talented person I know. I believed that he would bring all the nuances of the script to life on the screen, and he has certainly accomplished that. Also, I love involving family and friends in projects such as this one, and to see them succeed so wonderfully well is really rewarding. In short, I hoped that thousands of people would benefit in one way or another from this project.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? Since this is truly a family movie with Christian values, I wanted to give people something beautiful and uplifting in contrast to a world filled with evils that we see and hear about seemingly every day. I wanted to give folks some peace and love and respite by putting some warmth and kindness on the screen. I'd love to be responsible for putting a big smile on people's faces!
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? Working on a film with members of my own family and my church family always has a big impact on me, increasing our closeness as we seek to accomplish "something big" together. Obviously, I worked very closely with my son Shaun as he filmed and directed the movie, and acting alongside my grandson, Mikah Scott Carter, was inspiring, to say the least. Mikah is an exceptional actor, as people who watch "Mr. What" will discover. Also, the thrill of receiving Five Doves from The Dove Foundation always carries an important impact, and the worldwide distribution from Bridgestone Multimedia Group has an impact beyond belief! I'm humbled and blessed -- let's put it that way!
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: "Mr. What" grabbed some awards that are notable: Best Original Screenplay from Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival in New Jersey; Nominated for the Spirit Award at the same festival; and Finalist for Best Drama Feature at the International Family Film Festival in Hollywood. Please get a DVD of "Mr. What" and contact me with your feelings about the movie on our website at mrwhatmovie.com. I'd love to hear from you!