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If Only

If Only film poster
Directed by Gil Junger
Produced by Jill Gilbert,
Jeffrey Graup,
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Written by Christina Welsh
Starring Jennifer Love Hewitt,
Paul Nicholls,
Tom Wilkinson,
Lucy Davenport
Music by Adrian Johnston
Editing by William M. Anderson
Padraic McKinley
Distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Release date(s) 23 January 2004
Running time 92 min
Language English

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

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Plot

Ian Wyndham (Nicholls) is a British Businessman who lives with his musician girlfriend, Samantha Andrews (Hewitt) in London. Ian takes Sam for granted making Sam feeling vulnerable in the role of the one who loves more. The first half of the film describes a single day which culminates in a row in which Samantha's frustration boils over. The taxi Samantha catches is hit by another car in front of Ian and she dies. An inconsolable Ian goes back to bed alone only to wake up at the start of the same day and Sam still alive suggesting that it had all been a dream. At that point, he comes to realize that he had been taking Samantha for granted; and as he comes to relive the same day, Ian is then given a second chance to correct his mistakes. He does his best to get it right the second time around and in the end, becomes the victim of the accident in his girlfriend's stead, as he holds her tight for the last time.

Production and distribution

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 finally 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.

Soundtrack

Jennifer Love Hewitt co-wrote both songs from the soundtrack, "Love Will Show You Everything" and "Take My Heart Back".

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