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Return to Me (2000)

A man who falls in love with the woman who received his wife's heart must decide which woman it is who holds his heart.

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1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Emmett McFadden
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Joe Dayton (as James Belushi)
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Mike
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Adam Dayton
Karson Pound ...
Karson Dayton
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Storyline

The film opens with a loving husband and wife preparing for a very important fund raising dinner. The evening ends with the loss of the wife. In a hospital a weak young woman who may die soon if she can not get a new heart. Jump ahead one year the young woman received a heart and is trying to adjust to a life no longer counted by hours or days, she can actually make plans. The grieving husband and his dog are still trying to adjust to life without his wife. His friends keep trying to pry him from his "work is my life" existence by setting him up on blinds dates. Finally he actually shows up for one at an Irish-Italian restaurant where he finds himself more attracted to the waitress than his blind date. He finds an excuse to return to the restaurant in hopes of seeing the waitress again, there's just something attractive about her. Unknown to both the attraction they both feel for one another is Grace has the heart of Bob's dead wife. What can you say after that! Carroll O'Connor says ... Written by Gremma

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For the strength to be strong; for the will to carry on; for everything you do; for everything that's true; I turn to you. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 April 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Distance Calls  »

Box Office

Budget:

$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,820,836 (USA) (7 April 2000)

Gross:

$32,662,299 (USA) (15 September 2000)
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Trivia

Bonnie Hunt's mother Alice is one of the customers sitting around a table in the Italian restaurant. See more »

Goofs

When Grace mails off the thank you letter at the Zoo, we see a close-up of the front of the envelope, and in large, capital letters we see R.O.B.I. Towards the end of the movie, when Grace finds her letter on Rob's desk, the letters are NOT capitalized, and MUCH smaller, with no periods: robi. See more »

Quotes

Tyler Dayton: [back from the zoo] And then we went to see the gorillas and Mommy said it was you.
Megan Dayton: I did not!
Joe Dayton: Oh, really? Did you go to see the elephants?
Megan Dayton: Watch it, Joe.
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Connections

Referenced in Dinner for Five: Episode #4.5 (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Return to Me
Music by Carmen Lombardo
Lyrics by Danny DiMinno
Performed by Dean Martin
Produced by Nicholas Pike and Bonnie Hunt
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Wholesome and captivating!
5 September 2005 | by (Glendale, California) – See all my reviews

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!

This beautiful, charming love story drew me in immediately with its lovable characters and heart-warming romance. I became so attached to the characters throughout the film that I felt as if I knew them personally. The storyline is very enchanting, and it brought me to tears in several touching moments. Duchovny and Driver have a very cute, chaste relationship that you can't help getting involved in. This one's worth watching more than once, and showing to all your friends. I'm just curious, why wasn't this a big hit?

I give this a 10 out of 10! Spectacular film! (And this is coming from a guy who thinks that 9 out of 10 movies aren't even worth watching.)


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