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If Only (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy  |  15 July 2004 (Lebanon)
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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Taxi Driver
Roy Sampson ...
Hotel Employee
Neville Phillips ...
Concert MC
Ben Ridgeway ...
Teenage Boy
Teo-Wa Vuong ...
Terence Harvey ...
Al Wilde ...
Danny Babington ...
Stewart Wright ...
Graham Turner ...


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. Written by

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He loved her like there was no tomorrow. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 July 2004 (Lebanon)  »

Also Known As:

Antes Que Termine o Dia  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Samantha Andrews: Feed me or face the consequences.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »


Take My Heart Back
Lyrics by Jennifer Love Hewitt
Music by Chris Canute
Performed by Jennifer Love Hewitt
Arranged and Produced by Paul Englishby
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Truly Moving, Love the Twist.
19 July 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I was fortunate enough to view this film during the Sarasota Film Festival with the Director (Junger) and the star (Hewitt) in attendance. Though I truly wish this film could have been shot in the U.S., the Euro setting of the film helped to add to the overall storyline wonderfully. I recommend this film due to the well crafted story and thought provoking experiences it presents. A young couple is in their final days together before (Hewitt) is to return to the U.S., or so it seems. This film plays with the thought we have all had at one time or another, "If only I could have that moment over again". I would advise anyone to see this film, "If Only" it could find the right deal to be released, PLEASE! Bravo Jennifer and Gil, a tremendous film adventure.

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