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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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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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The role of Joe Dayton was originally offered to Jon Favreau. He declined, citing the fact that he did not want to portray a supporting character. James Belushi then accepted. See more »

Goofs

On the night that Bob loses his wife Elizabeth, her blood on his shirt remains bright red all night and never turns rust-colored, as real blood would as it dries out. See more »

Quotes

[Joe is dancing in the kitchen with his shirt off]
Joe Dayton: I'm a bad cowboy
[Motions to Megan]
Joe Dayton: Come on.
Megan Dayton: No, no... our rhythm gets us in trouble.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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The Best Is Yet to Come
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
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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