MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 71 this week

Return (2011)

 -  Drama  -  10 February 2012 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 685 users   Metascore: 63/100
Reviews: 10 user | 37 critic | 12 from Metacritic.com

A soldier returns to her family, friends, and old job after a tour of duty, though she finds herself struggling to find her place in her everyday life.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 15 Jun 2011
 
a list of 24 titles
created 22 Sep 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 05 Feb 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Return" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Return (2011)

Return (2011) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Return.

User Polls

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.

Director: Liza Johnson
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed ... See full summary »

Director: Noah Buschel
Stars: Michael Shannon, Frank Wood, Amy Ryan
Elvis & Nixon (2015)
Comedy

A recreation of the meeting at the White House between Elvis Presley and President Nixon.

Director: Liza Johnson
Stars: Evan Peters, Alex Pettyfer, Kevin Spacey
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A biography of American poet Hart Crane who committed suicide at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.

Director: James Franco
Stars: James Franco, Michael Shannon, Stacey Miller
Herbert White (2010)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: James Franco
Stars: Michael Shannon, Coby Batty, Ramon Frazier
In the Air (2009)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In Southeastern Ohio, April works in a scrap yard. Daphany waits for customers in a fast food window. Lee spends the day waiting for school to be over. But the local circus school offers a ... See full summary »

Director: Liza Johnson
Stars: Daphany Bauer, Lee Brown, Lee Brown
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Liza Johnson
Stars: Uta Bonz, Veronika Nowag-Jones, Johannes Stelzhammer
Water I (2004)
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

...On an East Coast Island off season, a woman's naked and badly beaten body washes ashore. Jessy Turner , the sister of the murdered woman, comes to the island to identify her sister's ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Houlton
Stars: Johnny Davidson, Googy Gress, Savannah Haske
The Harvest I (2013)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A couple who keeps their sick son in a secluded environment find their controlled lives challenged by a young girl who moves in next door.

Director: John McNaughton
Stars: Samantha Morton, Michael Shannon, Natasha Calis
The Ride II (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Jeff Myers
Stars: Michael Shannon, Freddy Bastone, Jim Cantafio
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Liza Johnson, Elizabeth Povinelli
Stars: Cameron Bianamu, Gavin Bianamu, Ricky Bianamu
Falling (2004)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Liza Johnson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Mike
...
Bud
...
Julie
...
Ed
...
Shannon
...
Brooke
...
Mr. Miller
...
Cara Lee
...
Jackie (as Emma Lyle)
Tabitha Depew ...
Bree
Victoria Depew ...
Bree
...
Franklin
Cheyenne Ruggiero ...
Girl #1
Dana Chaifetz ...
Avinelle (as Dannah Chaifetz)
Edit

Storyline

Back from a tour of duty, Kelli can't wait to rejoin her old life in the rust belt town she's always lived in. She's ready to experience the old feelings of everyday life- the carpet under her bare feet, a cold beer in front of the television, the smell of her baby's head. Slowly, though, she realizes that her everyday life doesn't resemble the one she left. Struggling to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes, what can she reclaim of her share of the way of life she's been fighting to protect? Written by NMH

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 February 2012 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,717 (USA) (10 February 2012)

Gross:

$6,717 (USA) (10 February 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

| (HD)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was made at the School of Cinematic Arts at USC. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.95 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Not Bad Enough
Written by Neil Nathan and Frank Caira
Performed by Neil Nathan
Produced by 'Bobby Harlow'
Still and All Music (ASCAP), CCO Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Pirate Vinyl/Motor City Recordings
By Arrangement With Shelly Bay Music, LLC
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Very sensitive, understated film about a soldier's return home.
18 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Careful, subtle, artistic portrait of the inner conflicts and turmoil experienced by a woman soldier on her return home from war. From the beginning of her return to her family we see how there are things seriously troubling her that she herself can't put into words. We watch the external, behavioral effects of these psychological conflicts as she interacts with her husband and children who themselves have also been affected. Which war she returns from is not stated, clearly intentionally to show the viewer that this is not important. There is little external drama in this quiet, sensitive demonstration of the powerful psychological forces stimulated by military service in war, both in the service member and in her family. Liza Johnson gives us a movie that shows us a fictional character and her life yet has in every scene a ring of truth. This is an artistic achievement.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Linda Cardellini will win an Oscar for this Aliengames
Release Date? Muszik4130
Suggested MPAA rating? Blubberkinesis
Brothers?? Gordy90
anxiously waiting.... myenigma7000
Is this going to have a wide release? kerprice
Discuss Return (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?