Hellooooo people, m back!!!! 😀 I just had to write about this beautiful movie I saw earlier this week. The movie is called If Only, and stars Jeniffer Love Hewitt and the gorgeous, gorgeous Paul Nicholls.
Has it ever happened to you? That you see a dream and then suddenly everything around is happening just like it did in the dream! It is not a feeling of deja vu. Its actually happening!
The movie revolves around the lives of two main protagonists: Musician Samantha and a business man Ian Wyndham. Both love each other a lot, but Samantha (Sam for short) always feels that Ian is so obsessed with his work that he doesn’t have enough time for her. One morning when they are up and getting ready for work, she feels a little dejected, but comes around some how and starts her day.
The day goes on… She goes to his office while he is in a meeting and ends up creating a ruckus… He forgets that it is her graduation day, after she has been reminding him for over a month now… In short they end up having a really bad day and towards the end of it, they have a fight… a really bad fight… they are on the verge of a breakup when Sam meets with an accident and dies… Ian rushes after her and tries everything to save her but cant!
She is dead…
And thats when he wakes up… to his alarm… and finding his girl-friend next to him scares the hell out of him. Thats when he realises that all of that was a dream, but seemed so real! This scares him… because now he knows how much his girl friend means to him and what kind of life would he have without her… and that scares him!
He tells her that he will take off and that they should spend the day together. She is kind of surprised at his sudden change in temperament and keeps asking him for the rest of the day “Whats wrong? Whya re you panicking?”
As the day proceeds, everything that happened in his dream actually happens for real and every other signal just re-affirms his belief that the everything that happened in the dream is going to happen again!! Throughout the day, we see tremendous transformation in the man. He takes good care of her… He loves her so much and this one time, he shows it… shows it by doing things that she always wanted and appreciated… He is scared, really scared deep within, and when she asks him, he cant tell why! He just cant tell her that he is scared that she is going to die today.
When the movie ends, the entire dream would have been repeated in real life, but with slight changes!!!
The best I liked about the movie was the way in which all the sequences are shown. They are so well synchronised that you do not feel lost for even a second. The movie manages to keep you hooked throughout. In fact, you are hoping throughout the movie and praying silently for the worst to not happen!
There are some movies you watch and forget and there are some which leave behind imprints in our minds. This one falls in the latter category. It just made you think that life is really so perpetual. Every second, every minute is so unpredictable… We do all the planning as if we are going to live for an eternity and we forget to live that moment, which may never come back!
So, if you want to tell anyone how much they mean to you, do it today, right now! Because not all of us get the chance to make up for our follies! 🙂
My fav dialogues from the movie:
Ian Wyndham: I Love you.
Samantha Andrews: Ooh I Love you too.
Ian Wyndham: I wanna tell you why I love you.
Samantha Andrews: It’s… It’s raining, you know that right.
Ian Wyndham: 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 soaked with 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’re living your life fully… it doesn’t matter if you have five minutes or fifty 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 love.
Samantha Andrews: I don’t know what to say.
Ian Wyndham: You don’t have to say anything… I just wanted to tell you.
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 intentions, but I feel like I’m a really high second priority to you. That hurts. And the worst part is I’m starting to get used to it.
Ian Wyndham: I don’t understand.
Samantha Andrews: I know. That’s what kills me.
Samantha Andrews: If there had just been one day Ian, one day where nothing else matters but us.
Ian Wyndham: I adore you.
Samantha Andrews: I don’t want to be adored, I want to be loved.
[PS: I really wanted to mention all the details of the movie, but I had to refrain myself from doing so, as it will spoil the charm for those who want to catch up with the movie after reading my post 🙂 ]