If Only

July 15, 2004 0 By Fans
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It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 7.0/10 (12,666 voted)

Gil Junger

Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls, Tom Wilkinson

After his impetuous musician girlfriend, Samantha, dies in an accident shortly after they had a fight (and nearly broke up), a grief-stricken British businessman, Ian Wyndham, living in London gets a chance to relive the day all over again, in the hope of changing the events that led up to her getting killed.


Jennifer Love Hewitt

Samantha Andrews

Paul Nicholls

Ian Wyndham

Tom Wilkinson

Taxi Driver

Diana Hardcastle


Lucy Davenport


Roy Sampson


Kevin Moore

Hotel Employee

Neville Phillips

Concert MC

Ben Ridgeway

Teenage Boy

Teo-Wa Vuong


Terence Harvey


Al Wilde


Danny Babington


Stewart Wright


Graham Turner


His love for her forced fate to change.


Official Website:
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Release Date: 15 July 2004

Filming Locations: England, UK

Opening Weekend: KRW 756,000,000
(South Korea)
(29 October 2004)
(111 Screens)

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Did You Know?


Jennifer Love Hewitt wrote the two songs she performs in the movie.


Ian Wyndham:
I guess what I'm trying to say is… I want to soldier on. I really do. Okay?

Samantha Andrews:

Ian Wyndham:
No what?

Samantha Andrews:
I don't… want to soldier on.

Samantha Andrews:
Ian, if I were to stay in London now, it would be for you. For us. And I would do that in a heartbeat if I knew we were really special.

Ian Wyndham:
We are.

Samantha Andrews:
Really? You never tell me how you feel or talk about yourself. You don't want to meet my family. You forgot my graduation. We run into my favorite student and you act as if he has something contagious.

Samantha Andrews:
Ian, I know you have the best intentions, but I feel like I'm a really high second priority to you. That hurts. And the worst part is I'm starting to get used to it.

Ian Wyndham:
I don't understand.

Samantha Andrews:
I know. That's what kills me.

User Review

A beautiful and romantic film about love.

Rating: 8/10

I saw a screening of this several months ago and have been patiently
waiting for news about when it was going to be getting released because
it was one of the most romantic films I've seen in a long time. The
movie tells the story of Sam (Jennifer Love Hewitt) a young American
musician living in London with her British boyfriend Ian (Paul
Nicholls). We learn a little bit about the couple in the first 1/3 of
the film, and how Ian may be too involved in his work to really pay
attention to what is going on in Sam's life, which leads to the two
having an argument right before Sam is involved in an auto accident
which leaves her boyfriend in pieces… until he is given a second
chance to relive the day. Essentially the film is showing the
importance of not taking for granted every second you have in a
relationship because you never know when it could be taken away from
you, and how all of your actions have tremendous meaning in yours and
your loved ones lives. The story is very involving and it has a really
emotional ending which makes the impact of the whole setup that much
stronger. Jennifer Love Hewitt is the big name here, and she gives a
good performance. She's much more subdued than I've seen her in
previous films and it helps bring her natural charm to the forefront.
Paul Nicholls is an unknown to most Americans, but he is someone I do
know from his 'Eastenders' days, as my ex-girlfriend watched that
British soap on PBS loyally, and I must say he was very impressive.
Very charismatic and genuine leading man material. I'm sure all the
girls will go crazy over the accent. The two have very good on-screen
chemistry, especially with all the highly emotional scenes in the
latter half of the movie. Tom Wilkinson was great in a small role as
the taxi driver lending his ear to Ian with his relationship troubles.
The film is really touching and has some of the most beautiful scenery
you will ever see of the English countryside in the second half of the
film, in which you follow the couple as they relive the day that
changed their lives. A very romantic, beautifully shot film. Here's
hoping it gets the exposure it deserves.