Monday, September 20, 2010
If Only - 2004
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Gil Junger
Writer: Christina Welsh
Tagline: His love for her forced fate to change.
Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nichols, Tom Wilkinson, Diana Hardcastle, Lucy Davenport, Roy Sampson, Kevin Moore, Neville Phillips, and more.
Overview and Review of the movie If Only.
A British businessman, Ian Wyndham, living in London, learned the hard way to make him say and feel what he truly feels for his musician girlfriend, Samantha. After the graduation of Samantha, she dies in an accident shortly after they had a fight, suddenly, Ian gets a chance to relive the day all over again, in the hope of changing the events that led up to her getting killed.
This is in a sense a sad movie. But, can make you realize a lot of things, specially about the someone that you are in a relationship with. Have you ever told them you loved them? Do you appreciate the one you are with right now?
I like what they did. His efforts to feel love and share it. Vulnerability, is the key. I like that he arranged to make her sing her song on her graduation day. And made her choose where they would run of together and when he bought the charm bracelet for her. So sweet. This movie also involves deja vu...
Quotes I Love:
*under the pouring rain*
Ian: I love you
Samantha: Ooohh I love you too!
Ian: I want to tell you why I love you.
Samantha: It's, it's raining, you know that, right?
Ian: I have to tell you this and you need to hear it. I loved you since I met you. But, I wouldn't allow myself to truly feel it until today. I was always thinking ahead, making decisions out of fear. Today, because of you, what I learned from you, every choice I made was different and my life has completely changed. And I've learned that if you do that, then you are living your life fully. Doesn't matter if you have five minutes or 50 years. Samantha, if not for today, if not for you, I would never have known love at all. So, thank you for being the person who taught me to love. And to be loved.
Samantha: I don't know what to say.
Ian: You don't have to say anything, I just wanted to tell you.
Samantha: Thank You.
Death doesn't put an end to love.
The past doesn't matter. What matters is NOW. Only NOW.