If Only (2004) - Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Hohum Score

3

Breathtaking

It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha.

IMDB: 7.2
Director: Gil Junger
Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Paul Nicholls
Length: 92 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 13 out of 143 found boring (9.09%)

One-line Reviews (44)

The story was a waste, the writing was a waste, the ending was so predictable and a waste.

The story evolves, along with some stunning scenery and both actors do an excellent job of getting the point of the story across.

Some of the scene settings are also really breathtaking, definitely adding to the romance.

Obviously it's fantasy but it's a compelling story that makes you think more after you've seen the film.

The overload of stereotypes makes this movie extremely predictable (except, of course, the surprising turn halfway through).

This movie is so romantic and so heart warming, and in a way it leaves you on the edge of your seat nearly 'till the end because you're wondering if after all this, is she still gonna die, or you wonder will they live happily ever after.

A true waste of time .

This is one of the worst movie's I've ever seen.

Okay, the movie has it's enjoyable moments (in a throwaway fluff kind of a way), but for the most part it is fairly predictable romantic movie which defies believability on almost every level.

Tom Wilkinson, in a small role is suitably creepy and very enjoyable.

This is one of the very worst movies I have ever rented....

Ultimately it wasn't either of these, turning instead into a touching if somewhat mystical romantic drama including action-movie type sequences set with fast paced music and lots of running.

I find very important to clarify that, as a little number of the type, "If Only" is palpable, aware and unpredictable.

amazing plot, breathtaking story .

It was really worth watching...

You should expect the unexpected.

Unromantic, boring, terribly acted...

JLH is just stunning and if somebody doesn't cry when she does in the end, this movie is not for them.

It was really a heart warming movie and I really enjoyed it.

Nice enough story if you are a *serious* romance fan, but slow, rather corny and poorly delivered to screen.

The most enjoyable element of the film was a small, though memorable performance by five year old Al Wilde.

First Time I actually walked out of a Movie.

Anyone outside of the teen bracket will find this movie to be painfully predictable, and not one of the two main actors will make this movie worth watching.

Add the considerable talents of one highly regarded pro (Tom Wilkinson) and two underrated young bright lights (Jennifer Love Hewitt and Paul Nicholls) and the result is a little film that is polished, absorbing, and genuinely tender.

It was funny, entertaining and so very sad!

To everyone that hasn't watched it, I highly recommend it.

Predictable .

It is a total waste of time to give away plot details, because Welsh created something very original and worth watching without expectations.

and the ending is unexpected.....

The rest of you will find Love Hewitt's acting less than compelling, her singing mediocre, and the plot line flimsy and predictable.

Was a total waste of time, kept waiting for improvement that must be coming with a rating quite high; never made it.

He was terrible and boring.

If you ever have the chance to see this movie, I highly recommend it.

I usually only cry for traditional Disney movies, but this somewhat new and exciting wonderful actress had me in tears in both episodes.

"If only" tells a very predictable and unreliable love story between a socially dysfunctional English guy, with whom for some reason Jennifer is in love, and an aspiring musician (how original a part for Jennifer).

So many pointless scenes that could have been replaced with scenes of substance that involve the story or premise, instead of just space filler.

The first 30 minutes is a boring tiresome story.

Painfully predictable .

Even the plot twists in this film are bland and predictable.

However i was hooked in the first 10 mins just by the unexpected acting.

She produced this film; romance, an old Tom Wilkinson (who is actually splendid as an intriguing cab driver by the way), a British male lead, a tender story…Let's face it: it has all the elements of a possible flop.

Just another pointless love story.

Intense feelings, make sure you have a handkerchief in your hand, as you might need it.

Hewitt proves a fine actress in this film and is beautifully paired by the exciting presence of relative newcomer Paul Nichols.