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After scoring an Oscar nomination for her riveting turn in "Gone Girl," Rosamund Pike is back in "Return to Sender" -- and once again, she's got revenge on her mind. Directed by Fouad Mikati ("Operation: Endgame") and co-starring Nick Nolte and Shiloh Fernandez, the film stars Pike as Miranda, "a dedicated nurse, exquisite cake maker and impeccable friend" whose world is shattered when she is brutally assaulted on a blind date. Even after her attacker, William (Shiloh Fernandez, "Evil Dead"), is convicted and locked away for the crime, Miranda can’t overcome the fear and trauma enough to put her orderly life back together. Desperate for closure, she reaches out to William – first through letters, then prison visits – and slowly builds a relationship with him. But when William is paroled and comes looking for her, Miranda seizes the opportunity to exact revenge. In advance of the film's August 14 release in theaters and on VOD, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Gone Girl meets Misery in a tense and unforgiving psychological thriller, starring Academy Award Nominee Rosamund Pike proving once again that she is the star to watch in 2015. Unafraid to break new ground, Return To Sender will leave audiences wanting more as it dares to challenge with unexpected turns and surprises.
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) stars as a small town nurse who gets brutally attacked and raped in her own home by a mysterious man (Shiloh Fernandez). Following his arrest, she starts to write to him but the letters all get returned unopened. Determined to confront him she then starts to regularly visit him in prison and seemingly befriends him, against her father’s (Nick Nolte) express wishes. Unable to understand his daughters »
- Gary Collinson
One has to feel for Rosamund Pike: No actor deserves to have their Oscar-nominated breakout role tailed by the likes of “Return to Sender,” a queasy but strangely gutless exploitation pic that plays not unlike a tardy dry run for “Gone Girl.” As it is, the tight-lipped froideur that she brought to David Fincher’s adult blockbuster provides the only notes of curiosity or complexity in Fouad Mikati’s otherwise unsurprising rape-revenge thriller. As an uptight surgical nurse taking a roundabout way toward closure after surviving a brutal home invasion, Pike constructs a dark-hearted heroine who could potentially beat Amy Dunne at her own game — if armed with a less misogynistic script and a lick of human credibility. Without these, “Return to Sender” looks like nothing more threatening than VOD fodder for Stateside distrib Image Entertainment; paltry B.O. numbers show U.K. auds have already refused delivery.
For Pike, »
- Guy Lodge
For almost the entire running time of this movie, we have no idea what it is about. What is it trying to say? What sort of story is it trying to tell? I’m “biast” (pro): love Rosamund Pike
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
In my head I’m calling this film What Is This I Can’t Even: The Movie. It works at least as well as the blandly generic and not even really apropos Return to Sender, which describes a tiny section of the second act that then resolves itself and has no further bearing on the story. In fact, the bearing it does have on the story hardly makes any sense at all, not on the level of plot, character, or theme. Not that the plot, characters, or putative themes make any sense on a whole-movie level, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
I don't usually wake up in the morning and listen to electronic music, that's more something my roommate likes to do, but it's also not every day a new trailer drops for We Are Your Friends, a romantic drama based in the Los Angeles electronic music scene. In other words, I allowed myself to do so for this occasion, and this occasion only. We Are Your Friends stars Zac Efron as Cole, an aspiring 23-year-old DJ who spends his days scheming with his childhood friends and his nights working on the one track that will set the world on fire. All of this changes though when he meets a charismatic but damaged older DJ named James (Wes Bentley), who takes him under his wing. Things get complicated, however, when Cole starts falling for James' much younger girlfriend, Sophie (Emily Ratajkowski). With Cole's forbidden relationship intensifying and his friendships unraveling, he must choose between love, »
- Jordan Benesh
Edm has been on the rise over the past few years, but Hollywood has largely failed to look inside the booming music subscene. That looks to be changing with this summer’s We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron as an up-and-coming DJ searching for that one track to catapult him to the top of the charts. Along the way, he deals with growing distance from his friends, a blossoming romance with a beautiful girl (Emily Ratajkowski, of Gone Girl fame) and the pressures of working for a DJ veteran (Wes Bentley).
Though the photogenic cast, which also includes Jonny Weston (Project Almanac), Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood), Glee‘s Vanessa Lengies and The Walking Dead‘s Jon Bernthal, might suggest this is a sexy summer popcorn pic, director Max Joseph (MTV’s Catfish) promises a “gritty, realistic, almost documentary style” movie. The trailer doesn’t really communicate that, but »
- Isaac Feldberg
Warner Bros. just unveiled the very first We Are Your Friends trailer. The film is directed by Max Joseph (of Catfish: The TV Show fame) and stars Zac Efron as Cole, an aspiring DJ determined to create a track that will "set the world on fire." However, things get complicated when an older DJ named James (Wes Bentley) takes him under his wing and Cole winds up falling for James' girlfriend, Sophie (Emily Ratajkowski). Check out the We Are Your Friends trailer below. The film also stars Jonny Weston, Shiloh Fernandez and Jon Bernthal, and is due in theaters on August 28, 2015. First of all, you're either in a demographic that this movie appeals to, or you're not. I'm essentially in the "get off my lawn" stage of caring about young DJs trying to make it, but I can't fault the trailer for this. Joseph has a lot of style, understands »
- Allison Keene
"Sounds have soul... build them from scratch, find new ones." Warner Bros has debuted the first full trailer for We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron as a budding DJ/producer in the Electronic Dance Music (commonly referred to as "Edm") scene in Los Angeles. Don't throw this one out just yet. But I will say... This looks like Hollywood already remade the French house music film Eden (see the trailer for that film here), and turned into something a bit more Hollywood, with more spectacle and sleaze all around. This doesn't look bad, and each has their own quirks, just an interesting observation. The cast includes Emily Ratajkowski, Wes Bentley, Shiloh Fernandez and Jon Bernthal. Give it a spin, turn up the volume. Here's the first official trailer for Max Joseph's We Are Your Friends, direct from Warner Bros: Set in the world of electronic music and Hollywood nightlife, »
- Alex Billington
The Jason Banker/Amy Everson-written, Jason Banker (Toad Road)-directed Felt knocked people on their asses when it played at last year’s Fantastic Fest (where the film’s star and co-writer Everson won the “Next Wave” Spotlight Competition award for Best Actress) and AFI Film Festival, giving audiences a shocking and intense experience. Billed as a film that swings hard at rape culture and its effect on people, the film made plenty of waves and was one that left people talking for quite some time. The film now has an official (and daring) poster and theatrical/VOD release dates (June 26, 2015 (theatrical) / July 21, 2015 (digital/VOD), and from the buzz and talk about the film, it’s that you should not only see, but be ready to not forget anytime soon. Banker’s Toad Road was a very interesting film, and I for one, am very anxious to see how Felt compares to that. »
- Jerry Smith
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) stars as a small town nurse who gets brutally attacked and raped in her own home by a mysterious man (Shiloh Fernandez). Following his arrest, she starts to write to him but the letters all get returned unopened.
Determined to confront him she then starts to regularly visit him in prison and seemingly befriends him, against her father’s (Nick Nolte) express wishes. Unable to understand his daughters intentions he fears for her safety come the time her assailant is released…but has he underestimated her strength and resolve?
- Michelle McCue
Fouad Mikati directed Return To Sender from a script by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. Rlj Entertainment chief acquisitions officer Mark Ward negotiated the deal with Voltage and plans a 2015 release.
Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights to Ron Judkins’ festival favourite and comedic drama Finding Neighbors starring Michael O’Keefe and Catherine Dent. Jon Gerrans negotiated rights with producers Judy Korin and Jennifer Young.
Multi-platform specialist Orion Releasing has picked up North America and MGM Latin America on Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant. [link »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Nick Nolte, Shiloh Fernandez, Camryn Manheim and Rumer Willis also star. Pike portrays a nurse who is attacked by a stranger, played by Fernandez, during a home invasion. She then begins to visit him in jail regularly after he’s arrested.
- Dave McNary
U.S. Rights have to the thriller Return to Sender, which stars Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Nick Nolte, has been nabbed by Image Entertainment. Pike stars as Miranda, a small town nurse who gets attacked during a home invasion by a mysterious stranger (Shiloh Fernandez). Following his arrest, Miranda starts to regularly visit him in jail and build a relationship with her attacker. The film, which will be released sometime end of year 2015, was directed by Fouad Mikati… »
Read More: Rosamund Pike Dives into 'The Deep Blue Good-by' with Christian Bale Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to "Return to Sender," a thriller directed by Fouad Mikati and co-written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. The film boasts an all-star ensemble cast including Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"), Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte ("Warrior," "The Prince of Tides"), Shiloh Fernandez ("Evil Dead"), Camryn Manheim ("The Practice") and Rumer Willis ("Sorority Row," "Dancing with the Stars"). The psychological thriller follows Pike as Miranda, a nurse who is attacked during a home invasion by a stranger (Fernandez). After the man is arrested, Miranda begins to visit him in jail regularly and form a connection with her attacker. "Fresh on the heels of her Academy Award nominated performance in 'Gone Girl,' Rosamund Pike delivers another »
- Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the thriller “Return to Sender,” which stars Oscar nominees Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) and Nick Nolte (“Warrior”), it was announced Thursday by Mark Ward, Rlj Entertainment’s chief acquisitions officer for the Image brands. “Return to Sender” was directed by Fouad Mikati and co-written by Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett. The film co-stars Shiloh Fernandez (“Evil Dead”), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”) and Rumer Willis (“Sorority Row”). The intense psychological thriller stars Pike as Miranda, a small town nurse who gets attacked during a home invasion by a mysterious stranger (Fernandez). Following his arrest, »
- Jeff Sneider
A first trailer has been released for the upcoming drama thriller Return to Sender, which you can view in the player below!
Rosamund Pike, who earned a Oscar nomination for her role in David Fincher’s brilliant Gone Girl last year, stars as a nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is. Rumer Willis (The House Bunny), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead) and Nick Nolte (Affliction) co-star in the film, which is directed by Fouad Mikati (Operation: Endgame)
Return to Sender opens May 22nd in the UK, but has yet to find a distributor for the Us.
- Scott J. Davis
"You expect me to cry, scream, say 'dear God, why me?!' ...That's not me." The first trailer for Return to Sender has debuted, and we probably wouldn't be interested if it didn't star Rosamund Pike (of Gone Girl, The World's End, Jack Reacher). The plot is simple: A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is. Pike plays that "meticulous small-town nurse" and it looks like she's got some fun tricks up her sleeve, too. The cast includes Rumer Willis, Nick Nolte and Shiloh Fernandez. This doesn't look particularly impressive, but at least maybe the performances will be good. Here's the first official trailer for Fouad Mikati's Return to Sender, found on YouTube: From the original casting story on THR, the script is about "a meticulous small-town nurse (Pike) who falls victim to a »
- Alex Billington
The plot for the upcoming thriller Return to Sender says it's about a nurse (Rosamund Pike) living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is. Okay, so let's start with that... In the trailer we see Pike talking with her friend (Rumer Willis) who asks her about the "big night", which we then learn is a date with her husband's co-worker, Kevin (Billy Slaughter). However, she doesn't appear to even remember she's having the date and when "Kevin" shows up, for what is a blind date (suggesting she doesn't know what he even looks like), she lets this guy in and proceeds to get raped. Kevin shows up and then... well, and then I can't really tell. From what I'm trying to piece together, Shiloh Fernandez plays the guy that raped her, with whom she appears to soon »
- Brad Brevet
Last fall, Rosamund Pike gave cinema the classic kind of crazy we haven't seen in some time with her turn as Amazing Amy in David Fincher's "Gone Girl." Ruthless, cold, and calculating, she knew how to rig any situation to her benefit, leaving a string of men ruined in her wake. And now, the actress is once again going down the path of vengeance in "Return To Sender," and the first trailer is here. Granted, this movie doesn't look particularly good. Directed by Fouad Mikati ("Operation: Endgame"), and co-starring Shiloh Fernandez, Rumer Willis, and Nick Nolte, the story follows a woman who is viciously assaulted, and then goes on a mission to reclaim her life. It looks like pure B-movie material, but without the precision of Fincher, or the subtext in his movie. But still, Pike looks to be acting circles around everyone else, so maybe it'll be worth tuning in for that. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
We most certainly won’t be getting Gone Girl 2, but for those looking for a Rosamund Pike-led revenge thriller, this year will bring another. Return to Sender follows the actress as a nurse living in small town who gets attacked and raped by a criminal (Shiloh Fernandez) and she takes revenge. While a U.S. release hasn’t been set […] »
- Jordan Raup
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