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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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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

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A comedy straight from the heart. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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7 April 2000 (USA)  »

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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

When Bob takes Grace to see the spectacular panoramic view of Chicago at night, he does so on the roof of 333 Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago. See more »

Goofs

When Bob goes in to argue with the men in suits, one of the men has powdered sugar around his mouth, yet he's eating a bagel with cream cheese. See more »

Quotes

Elizabeth Rueland: Over the years Sydney has become a part of the family. Here he is with my husband. My husband's the one on the right.
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Good Mornin' Life
Music by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Robert Allen
Performed by Dean Martin
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Beyond Wonderful
24 October 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I just watched this move for the 5th or 6th time and am still in love with it. It still makes me cry and sing and worry and celebrate.

I almost wrote Bonnie Hunt a letter to tell her how much I love it. David Duchovny's grief scene is so flippin real!!! Minnie Driver is so natural and honest. My favorite line is when Duchovny says "I miss Elizabeth but I ache for Grace". Oh man! I'm crying just thinking about it. ALSO... Bonnie Hunt and Jim Belushi are sooooooooooooo the perfect Chicago area couple!! I know them I swear! I'm related to them I'm sure.

This movie is in my three times a year rotation!!! I'd watch it once a week but I'm afraid I'd get too used to it!!! I always want to make it a special day when I watch it!!


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