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If Only (2004)

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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.

Director:

Gil Junger

Writer:

Christina Welsh
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Love Hewitt ... Samantha Andrews
Paul Nicholls ... Ian Wyndham
Tom Wilkinson ... Taxi Driver
Diana Hardcastle ... Claire
Lucy Davenport Lucy Davenport ... Lottie
Roy Sampson ... Dunbar
Kevin Moore ... Hotel Employee
Neville Phillips ... Concert MC
Ben Ridgeway Ben Ridgeway ... Teenage Boy
Teo-Wa Vuong Teo-Wa Vuong ... Enniko
Terence Harvey ... Trahem
Al Wilde ... Oliver
Danny Babington ... Nigel
Stewart Wright ... Mike
Graham Turner Graham Turner ... Richard
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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 austin4577@aol.com

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


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

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

Quotes

Ian Wyndham: I guess what I'm trying to say is... I want to soldier on. I really do. Okay?
Samantha Andrews: No.
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 ...
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Connections

Remade as Ru-Ba-Ru (2008) See more »

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I'm Yours
Written, Arranged and Produced by Paul Englishby
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Sarasota Film Festival Opening Film...Worth the Ticket Price.
23 January 2004 | by Jko1280See all my reviews

Well heres the deal. As an actor myself I like to think that I know what I am looking for in a good film. I think this is one to see.

Samantha (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is in love with her boyfriend, unfortunately he doesn't pay any attention to her. She is living in London attending school there to be with him. She is a music student and aspiring singer/songwriter. Ian (Paul Nicholls) is wrapped up in his job and is taking her "for Granted". A twist of fate occurs and makes him realize what he has.

Honestly, this is the one of the first times Jennifer Love Hewitt has made an impact on a film. She stands out as a true actor in this production. She also Produced this film, which makes her a force to reckon with in Hollywood. She also lends her vocals to the soundtrack which is worth it. The two songs she performs in the film are wonderful.

English actor Paul Nicholls is a wonderful addition to this cast. He is a breath of fresh air for our films, considering American cinema is plagued by the likes of Nick Cannon and Paul Walker types. Nicholls offers Americans a look at our future Hugh Grant. His performance is considerably good, playing both the "horrible boyfriend" and the "loving boyfriend" within the same film. He never makes you think twice about his integrity or especially his acting.

I recommend this film to anyone who is a Jennifer Love Hewitt fan, or to anyone who is a romantic at heart. This one will get ya'. Director Gil Junger, did a wonderful job and Writer Christina Welsh succeeded as a first time screenwriter. I look forward to any projects they take on in the future.

I also hope that an American company picks this film up for distribution soon.


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Release Date:

15 July 2004 (Lebanon) See more »

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Antes que Termine o Dia See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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