In this romantic comedy an engaged woman goes to Italy to find out if the man her Ouija board said she was meant for actually exists. While there she meets and falls in love with a man who claims to be the one, and she must decide whether or not to trust fate.
Faith is a young girl in Pittsburgh who learns from a Ouija board that her destined soul mate will be a man named Damon Bradley. As a teenager, she is told the same thing by a fortune teller. Now in her twenties and teaching in a Catholic elementary school, she has decided to marry a steady, but rather dull, podiatrist, and has "almost, but not quite" given up on the hope of finding Damon Bradley. However, ten days before the wedding, a chance call from an old school friend of her fiance's sends her scurrying to the airport in a last ditch, frantic effort, before her marriage, to find her destiny.
Shot with Panavision equipment on location in Venice, Rome, Positano, and San Gimignano, Italy and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Color by Technicolor. Music used in the film: "Once in a Lifetime" performed by Michael Bolton; written by Bolton, Diane Warren, and Walter Afanasieff "Only You (and You Alone)" performed by Louis Armstrong, composed by Buck & Ande Ram "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" composed by Johann Strauss "Some Enchanted Evening" composed by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II; performed by Ezio Pinza and Mary Martin Overture from "La Forza del Destino," and "Libiamo ne'lieti calici" from "La Traviata composed by Giuseppe Verdi; performed by Agnes Baltsa and Jose Carreras, London Symphony Orchestra, Tallis Chamber Choir, and Placido Domingo "Swing City" and "Sloe Gin Fizz" composed by Richard Iacona "Livin' in the Streets" composed by Kirk Whalum and Ricky Lawson; performed by Kirk Whalum "Hallelujah Chorus" from "The Messiah" composed by G.F. Handel; performed by The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The Toronto Mendelssohn Choir Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification. Copyright 1994 TriStar Pictures, Inc.
"...Magical romance....Shot with shimmering grace..." - 10/20/1994 Rolling Stone, p.156-7
"...Esteemed cinematographer Sven Nykvist splashes the screen with silvery moonlit lanes, sloping seaside vistas and a sunset that bursts apart like a flaming orange..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 10/07/1994 USA Today, p.10D
"...ONLY YOU is the kind of lighthearted romance that's an endangered species in today's Hollywood....Tomei and Downey seem happy in their being here..." - 10/07/1994 Chicago Sun-Times, p.41