Panting Deer Productions and Sun and Paw Films present “Mr. What.” Mattiesko Wuopio, though innocent, has spent twenty-two years in prison. Upon apprehension of the real criminal, Mattiesko is released, only to find continued harassment everywhere he turns. He seeks redemption through his ailing father, a stray dog, and an endearing little boy.
“Mr. What” is a terrific movie named for the question Mattiesko Wuopio gets every time he says his name: “What!?” He always replies, “Exactly!” Mr. What spent the last 22 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, yet lives with the stigma of jail time as he re-enters society in tiny Tecumseh, Michigan. He rents a home once he’s out of jail, and becomes close to the homeowner’s son Herman, called “Bo.” Though Bo’s mother doesn’t trust Mr. What, he is there to help Bo, his sister Heather, and his mom, too. Mr. What is also loyal to his father, who has Alzheimer’s disease and is about to be placed in a nursing home. Mr. What writes and sings a song for his father; a miracle occurs when his father recovers for a few moments and remembers his son.
This movie reveals that miracles are never far away, especially when one is needed. Because of a blessing received by Mr. What, those around him with needs have them taken care of in miraculous ways. Alan Maki gives an inspiring performance as Mr. What. We are pleased to award the movie our Faith Friendly 12+ Seal. This movie has earned five Doves, our best rating. “Mr. What” is a film that will make you feel great and make you glad you watched it.