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Only You (1994)



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A woman throws caution to the wind in the pursuit of the man of her dreams -- whom she's never met -- in this romantic comedy. Eleven-year-old Faith (Tammy Minoff) and her cousin Kate (Jessica Hertel) are playing with a Ouiji Board when Faith asks who she will marry -- the magic oracle answers "DAMON BRADLEY," and Faith is convinced that she will one day meet this ideal love. Fifteen years later, Faith (Marisa Tomei) has yet to meet her perfect man and has settled for Dwayne (John Benjamin Hickey), a sweet but boring foot doctor whom she's engaged to marry, with Kate (Bonnie Hunt) helping her plan the festivities. The day before the ceremony, Faith gets a call from one of the groom's friends, who won't be able to attend because he's travelling to Italy instead -- and his name is Damon Bradley. Convinced that fate is trying to tell her something, Faith hops on the next flight to Venice, where she searches for the elusive Damon, and along the way meets the charming Peter Wright (Robert Downey, Jr.). This was Tomei and Downey's second romantic pairing, following their roles in the biopic Chaplin.

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Marisa Tomei
as Faith Corvatch
Robert Downey Jr.
as Peter Wright
Billy Zane
as The False Damon Bradley
Adam LeFevre
as Damon Bradley
Antonia Rey
as Fortune Teller
Phyllis Newman
as Faith's Mother
Denise du Maurier
as Dwayne's mother
Tammy Minoff
as Young Faith
Harry Barandes
as Young Larry
Jessica Hertel
as Young Kate
Rick Applegate
as TWA Gate Attendant
Marc Field
as TWA Gate Attendant
Bob Tracey
as Foot Patient
Gianfranco Barra
as Danieli Concierge
Sergio Pierattini
as Pension Waiter
Giovanni DiBenedetto
as Pension Concierge
Domenico Pane
as Le Sirenuse Concierge
Francesco Romei
as Flower Vendor
Buck Herron
as Man with Medallion
Amanda Lohman
as Girl at Pool
Shari Summers
as Woman with Suede Boots
Cristina Moglia
as Information Desk Attendant
Mattia Sbragia
as Alitalia Pilot
Fausto Lombardi
as Alitalia Gate Attendant
Sonia Martinelli
as Alitalia Gate Attendant
Simona Ferraro Chartoff
as Alitalia Gate Attendant
Renato Scarpa
as Alitalia Gate Attendant
Salvatore Loriga
as Alitalia Gate Attendant
Diane Jones
as Alitalia Flight Attendant
James Sampson
as Saxophone Player
Claudio Padovan
as Boat Driver
K.J. Roberts
as Airport Security Guard
Gregory Gibson Kenny
as State Police Officer
Antone Dileo
as Taxi Driver
Jaclyn Urso
as Girl at the Carnival
Jessica Merlin
as Girl at the Carnival
Bethany Smocer
as Girl at the Carnival
Gina Maria Trello
as Girl in Classroom
Victor Buhler
as Waiter at Party
Dina Morrone
as Shoe Show Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Only You

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (11)

"Only You" plays more like a pleasant travelogue than an involving film.

January 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Movies like Only You and its obvious model, Sleepless in Seattle, are less true romances than they are collections of romantic signifiers.

September 7, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Jewison knows exactly where the laugh and welling-up buttons are that will hook the audience into this middle-class fairy-tale-come-true, and has smartly cast it with engaging personalities.

October 18, 2008 | Full Review…

Even so, the ravishing visuals, some swooning love songs, and the strains of Verdi should see you through to the predictably moist ending.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Mr. Jewison takes a voluptuously cornball approach to this story. And the story itself, by Diane Drake, is actually rather sweet.

May 20, 2003 | Full Review…

Only You isn't much more than target marketing for the Sleepless in Seattle crowd.

May 12, 2001 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Only You


Going through some old DVDs and looking to cull the collection. This isn't one that will be going. Quite enjoyed it. Faith is borderline psychotic, but Marisa Tomei plays her so nicely you can almost buy her over the top behaviour. I'm not sure the movie entirely works honestly, but it has a decent cast and the Italian scenery is beautiful. Nice chick flick. However, I can tell middle age is creeping in on me, because the scene at the end, all I could think was "what a jerk, with his feet up on the back of someone's seat!" Obnoxious is not hot. But Marisa was really the one who makes this movie work.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A love story written in the stars Very good movie! Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey Jr. did an amazing job. The story was very easy to follow even though it has a very unrealistic theme. A very nice romantic comedy with a destiny ending. Destiny. Faith (Marisa Tomei) believes that two soul-mates can be united if they find each other. From the Ouija board, she has found the name of her missing half, and it is D-A-M-O-N B-R-A-D-L-E-Y. Later, at the carnival, the fortune teller sees the name Damon Bradley in the Crystal Ball and Faith is convinced. She is told that "You make your own destiny,...don't wait for it to come to you", but she is looking for Damon. 14 years later, she is engaged to a dull podiatrist and plans to marry until she gets a call from one of his classmates who is on his way to Venice, Italy. The classmate is Damon Bradley. Rushing to the airport to see her soul-mate, she misses him and the plane, but decides, then and there, to go after him. So Faith and her sister-in-law Kate both board the next plane for Italy hoping to find her Damon.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Robert Downey Jr shows his passionate side in this romantic comedy about a young woman, Faith Corvatch (Marisa Tomei), who believes that the love of her life is a man she's never met and she travels to Italy in pursuit of this man she thinks is her destiny.

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