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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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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 »

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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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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

The logo for the Regional Organ Bank of Illinois (ROBI) can be seen on the envelope containing the anonymous donor letter, which Grace discovers in Bob's house. ROBI (now called Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donor Network) coordinates the donation of organs in the Illinois where the movie takes place, including correspondence between donor families and recipients. See more »

Goofs

In the streets scenes in Italy (i.e. when Bob and the nuns meet up with Grace) there are several people in the background who can be seen passing by repeatedly in ways that would not be possible in real life. See more »

Quotes

Grace Briggs: So, I'm gonna tell him tonight.
Megan Dayton: Oh, please, I've heard that before.
Grace Briggs: No, I am.
Megan Dayton: Well, you should because he's perfect you know.
Grace Briggs: Yeah... for me he is.
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References Going My Way (1944) See more »

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Buona Sera
Music by Peter De Rose
Lyrics by Carl Sigman
Performed by Dean Martin
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One of the best romantic comedies for all ages.
14 May 2001 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Return to Me is a movie you will want to own. It is a story of inspiration and family love that appeals to all ages. The story, though seemingly impossible, aspires to divine intervention when a man looses his wife in a tragic accident and finds that love again in the woman who receives his wife's heart. David Duchovny and Minnie Driver give warm hearted performances as the designated to-be-lovers who meet by chance. But the real story lies in the friends and family around them who love and support them in times of trial. Carol O'Connor as Minnie Driver's grandfather, is authentic in every scene. Bonnie Hunt as the friend whose wit and encouragement underlines Minnie as a 'sister' is funny yet warm in the scenes especially with James Belushi as her husband. Classic scenes and writing makes this story so enjoyable and touching to watch over and over again. Thank you for making a movie that demonstrates families and friends as close knit caring people who love each other through difficult times.


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