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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A comedy straight from the heart. See more »

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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) (9 April 2000)

Gross:

$32,662,299 (USA) (17 September 2000)
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Trivia

Bonnie Hunt's brother is a physician at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He arranged for the hospital to be used as a setting in the film. 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

Marty O'Reilly: [as Grace and Bob are going out to the garden for a glass of wine] I put the special candle out there that repels all the bugs, every species but one.
Wally Jatczak: Marty, what species is that?
Marty O'Reilly: The saber toothed fly.
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Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Maria Mari
Traditional
Written by Eduardo Di Capua (uncredited) and V. Russo (uncredited)
Performed by the Rudy Gabor Strolling Strings
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Delightfully entertaining
29 March 2000 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

My two daughters (ages 11 and 13) and I were lucky enough to see a screening of this movie last night. We were all pleasantly surprised to see how entertaining and funny this movie was. David Duchovny was very appealing as the male lead and Minnie Driver gave her usually competent performance. Some of the scenes are laugh out loud funny - especially one scene Minnie Driver has with a fellow "transplant" donee. I liked the fact that it was a movie that I could watch with my children and I wasn't embarrassed by any scene whatsoever. Everyone in the movie theater was laughing and enjoying themselves. Thumbs up Bonnie Hunt!


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