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      Return to Me

      PG Released Apr 7, 2000 1 hr. 53 min. Romance List
      62% 101 Reviews Tomatometer 79% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score Heartbroken and struggling emotionally after his wife's death in a car accident, Bob Rueland (David Duchovny) agrees to go on a blind date set up by his friend Charlie (David Alan Grier). Though the date fizzles, sparks fly between Bob and the waitress, Grace (Minnie Driver), a recovered heart transplant patient with intimacy problems of her own. When Bob discovers Grace's heart came from his own organ donor wife, an unusual romance blossoms between the two. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 08 Buy Now

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      David Duchovny and Minnie Driver provide heart-warming romance and comedy in this solid debut by Director Bonnie Hunt.

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      Harry N Sad start to a movie of a young husband who loses his wife suddenly and unexpectedly. Since I lost my wife unexpectedly I understand the confusion, depression and immobility such loss can trigger. It is realistically portrayed. Yet the movie follows his adjustment to the tragedy with the moral support of his friends. Each character seems to be the person they are. Great supporting cast with Belushi, Hunt, O'Connell and Loggia. Although the premise is contrived the movie flows with an air of sweetness and optimism. Many appropriate comedic touches throughout. An uplifting watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/15/24 Full Review Audience Member Over 20 years old and it’s actually good and involving very emotional considering its unexpected circumstances but very hopeful Grace is dying and Bob's wife dies at the same time; Grace gets a new heart while Bob's breaks turns out Grace has Bob's late wife's heart and she is living with the shame of God being too kind to her Bob working at a zoo decides its time for a change and when the two meet it's the most unusual chance meeting of their lives Bonnie Hunt who stars and directs gives a lot of heart and hope for those who deserve a second chance at anything Driver and Duchovny are quite the delight together Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/08/24 Full Review Fred K So many emotions. And great writing. Fun fact that most of the actors were family or friends of the writers! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/24 Full Review Concerned P One of my top 5 ever romantic movies. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/17/24 Full Review Audience Member Fantastic movie. The cast is fantastic and I love the family dynamic in this movie. This has the American dream written all over it and I love that. Minnie Driver is fantastic! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/25/24 Full Review Audience Member One of my favorite romantic movies of all time. The writing and performances by David Duchovny and Minnie Driver was perfection. I wish they made more movies like this. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/24 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media An unbelievable premise, but sweet and romantic. Rated: 3/5 Dec 28, 2010 Full Review Steven D. Greydanus Decent Films Characters you can enjoy watching and will care about, places you will enjoy spending time, and a charming, hopeful look at love amid the vagaries of life. Rated: B+ May 8, 2002 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2.5/4 Mar 22, 2002 Full Review Marya E. Gates Cool People Have Feelings, Too. (Substack) There’s a kind of strange magic to this rom-com that so many films in this genre are missing these days. Feb 14, 2024 Full Review Rachel Wagner rachelsreviews.net Driver and Duchovny have such great chemistry and all the supporting cast feel like a family. Rated: 8/10 Feb 28, 2019 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com Touches the audience's heart without being sappy. Rated: 3/4 Jan 4, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Heartbroken and struggling emotionally after his wife's death in a car accident, Bob Rueland (David Duchovny) agrees to go on a blind date set up by his friend Charlie (David Alan Grier). Though the date fizzles, sparks fly between Bob and the waitress, Grace (Minnie Driver), a recovered heart transplant patient with intimacy problems of her own. When Bob discovers Grace's heart came from his own organ donor wife, an unusual romance blossoms between the two.
      Director
      Bonnie Hunt
      Executive Producer
      C.O. Erickson, Melanie Greene
      Screenwriter
      Bonnie Hunt, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake, Don Lake, Andrew Stern, Samantha Goodman
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer, JLT Productions
      Rating
      PG (Thematic Elements|Language)
      Genre
      Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 7, 2000, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 16, 2008
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $32.7M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Stereo, DTS, Surround, Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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