Last night I was in a movie-watching mood. Having got many movies on my laptop which I've never seen before, I decided to take the plunge and watch this movie. My friend had titled it 'If Only - Revoltingly Romantic', obviously instead of that being a deterrent, it became a reason for me to see the movie.
In the beginning I felt like the movie was going nowhere. But in the second half, as expected, I got terribly emotional and there was this huge void inside me, almost as though I'd lost someone I loved...
The movie speaks about the million things that we experience in our lives everyday. Things we take for granted at times, and people whose love we don't appreciate. I know I'm being overtly simplistic in my perspective and biased because I liked the movie, but to me a movie is a message and that movie definitely conveyed a strong message to me. That of appreciation, acceptance and love. Throughout the movie in the first half, the girl is doing so many things to ensure that the man she loves is taken care of, always prepared. She's boosting his confidence, understanding him at all times, and keeping him as her priority. At this same time, the guy's trying to figure out what he's doing for her, and for their relationship. He feels like he's not doing enough, because he just doesn't seem to understand what it is that he must do. He tells that they'll soldier on in their relationship in spite of the distance... and she breaks down, telling him that there's no point in soldiering on. There's a point only if it's special. Only that makes the entire thing worth it. Like most movies have a philosopher, in this movie, there's a cab driver, one who tells the guy what it is that he must do. He must appreciate. He must listen, he must love. There's no other way to make your partner loved.
Fate gives him another chance, he thinks he's lost her forever, but she is alive in his arms in the morning. He lives the day like he feels he should, buying her spontaneous gifts, taking her out, traveling to a place he's never taken her before, listening to her, loving her... In the end he tells her how she's taught him how to love in this one day, more than he'd ever known in his entire life... He enters into the cab with her, knowing very well that he's not going to come out of this alive, and yet he never falters in his step, and walks straight inside. Death takes him away, and she's left with her own words ringing 'Love doesn't stop with death.'
It was a romantic movie, it was mushy-mushy... but it touched me.
Watch it if you can handle the emotions.