Return to Me (2000)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  7 April 2000 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emmett McFadden
William Bronder ...
Adam Dayton
Karson Pound ...
Karson Dayton


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 »


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  »

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Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


ESP 74,961,626 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In Italy, when Bob and the Nun ride up on her bike, the Nun says, "Tu Amore" (your love) to Grace. See more »


In the bowl scene, Bob has a 66 going into the 10th frame. His high game to date is 67. He throws a gutter on the first ball, but a 3 on the second. Afterwards, in the restaurant, the banner says 68. It should show 69. See more »


Charlie Johnson: ...How many times do I have to tell you? I don't want no brown bananas!
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References Going My Way (1944) See more »


Written by Walter Gross and Jack Lawrence
Performed by the Jackie Gleason Orchestra
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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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