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If Only (film)

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Director  Gil Junger
Music director  Adrian Johnston
Duration  
Country  United States, UK
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Screenplay  Christina Welsh
Writer  Christina Welsh
Language  English
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Release date  23 January 2004
Genres  Drama, Romance Film, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Television film
Cast  Jennifer Love Hewitt (Samantha Andrews), Paul Nicholls (Ian Wyndham), Tom Wilkinson (Taxi Driver), Diana Hardcastle (Claire), Lucy Davenport (Lottie), Kevin Moore (Hote Employee)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Blackhat, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, The Collector, Halloween
Tagline  He loved her like there was no tomorrow.

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If Only is a 2004 romantic fantasy film directed by Gil Junger and starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Paul Nicholls.

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Plot

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Ian Wyndham (Nicholls) is an English businessman who lives with his American musician girlfriend, Samantha Andrews (Hewitt) in London. Taking us through a day in Ian and Sam's life, the film opens by showing different events such as Sam getting burnt on a kettle, Ian's watch breaking, Sam getting Coca-Cola on her and Ian being interrupted by Sam during an important meeting at work.

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Sam gets angry at Ian as he always treats her as his second priority and tells him that she just wants him to love her. Ian makes one last attempt to reconcile with Sam. An angry Sam gets into a taxi and asks Ian whether he is coming in or not. The taxi meets with an accident and Sam dies. A heartbroken Ian goes back to his apartment, finds Sam's notebook and opens it, finding a song she was working on. He falls asleep clutching the notebook close to him.

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When he gets up the next morning, he hears Sam talking and sees her in the bed right next to him. He is scared at first but after the initial confusion, Ian comes to the conclusion that the previous day must have been a dream. Ian feels happy to have Sam by his side.

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The events of the next day are similar to those he already experienced in the dream, although occurring at different times and in different ways. Ian is sure that he had a premonition and that the end of the day will be same and Sam will die. Sam gets Coca-Cola spilt on her. But Ian's watch remains in working order. After talking to the taxi driver he realizes that the driver is the man from the dream who asks Ian to love Sam.

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After convincing her to come with him, they travel to Ian's rural home town. In the town below, the two have drinks and Ian tells Sam about his father, who lost his beloved job before becoming an alcoholic and dying sometime later. The two travel back to London and Ian takes Sam on the London Eye as another surprise. They then travel back to their apartment and Ian takes a page from her notebook and brings it to a nearby photocopying shop while Sam travels to her concert with her violin. Before the show begins Ian gives the photocopied pages to an organizer. After the performance in which Sam is a violinist, the organiser announces Sam's name as the next performer. A nervous Sam proceeds onto the stage as the orchestra begins to play the song printed on Ian's photocopied sheets. She sings the song she wrote for Ian in her notebook and the crowd burst into applause at her performance.

Instead of going to Tantra, the restaurant that Ian had made reservations for, they go to a more intimate restaurant that Sam chooses, but Ian loves it as well. Ian gifts her a bracelet with meaningful charms. They have a nice time. After the dinner, as both of them are standing outside of Tantra, where they ate in the dream, Ian tells Sam why he loves her. As the taxi pulls over and Sam gets in, she asks him again whether he is getting in or not. This time Ian gets in and sees that the cab driver is the same again. As the clock strikes 11, the taxi meets with an accident.

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The same scene is repeated again, when Sam's friend is shown running in the hospital corridor. Only this time, unlike the dream, its Sam who is sitting and crying instead of Ian, implying that Ian died in the crash.

Production and distribution

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Filming was done between November 2002 and January 2003. The movie made its world premiere at the Sarasota Film Festival in January 2004. However it was not picked up for US distribution. It went on to play around the world throughout late 2004 and 2005. American audiences were given a chance to see this film when it premiered on the American ABC Family television network on January 15, 2006. The film premiered on UK television on the Hallmark channel, on 28 July 2009.

Production and location

Filming locations in London, where either Ian or Samantha appears include (in chronological order): Kensington Park Road where the house of Ian and Samantha is located, CityPoint where Ian works, Piccadilly where Ian is seen running towards the Méridien hotel, Westminster tube station exit, the London Eye.

Soundtrack

Jennifer Love Hewitt performed both songs from the soundtrack, "Love Will Show You Everything" and "Take My Heart Back". Jennifer Love Hewitt wrote "Take My Heart Back" (Music by Chris Canute). Jennifer Love Hewitt and Gil Junger co-wrote "Love Will Show You Everything" (Music by Paul Englishby).

References

If Only (2004 film) Wikipedia
If Only (film) IMDbIf Only (film) themoviedb.org


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