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Return to Sender (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 14 August 2015 (USA)
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A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is.

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Gary Harland
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Sweet Guard
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UPS Delivery Guy
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Edith Brown
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An attractive but lonely nurse accepts a blind date setup by a co-worker and arranges for them to meet at her home. A stranger arrives on her porch before the arranged time and she mistakes him for her blind date. The stranger rapes her and leaves her seriously traumatized. Her life falls apart and she enters depression. She learns much later he is in a prison an hour away and begins visiting him, first to confront him and her fears. Then she starts to flirt and her spirits improve dramatically in the rest of her life. Written by hoodinki

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He picked the wrong address

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Drama | Thriller

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Blind Date  »

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This is the second film in which Rosamund Pike plays a woman named Miranda. She was Miranda Frost in Die Another Day (2002). See more »

Goofs

When William is strapped down on the table covered by a sheet, you can see a blood stain by his left wrist implying as we see soon after that his left hand had been severed however, you can see movement of William's left hand and fingers through the sheet in front of the blood stain. See more »

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[first lines]
Nancy: Hey! How was it? How'd it go?
Miranda Wells: Dr. Cyper's amazing. You'd think he was cutting the crusts off his kid's sandwich.
Nancy: So you really want to leave all of this for that?
Miranda Wells: If I qualify for this transfer, I'll still...
[moving a plate of sandwiches]
Miranda Wells: Is this yours?
Nancy: Oh, yeah, sorry.
Miranda Wells: I will still be "all this" adjacent.
Nancy: I don't know why you want to be a surgical nurse. You know, I can take my kids barfing on me, I can take the patients whizzing on me, but the minute you pull out a scalpel, I'm ...
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A strange experience
10 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm sitting here having watched 'Return to Sender' and I genuinely don't know what to think. I'm not even sure whether I enjoyed it or not. I could justify giving it a '3' and I could equally justify giving it a '9'. It's my kind of movie first of all. I love the 'revenge' genre. This is an odd case of that genre though. In fact I wasn't even sure it was that type of movie until 4/5 of the way through, despite the movie poster heavily implying it.

It's not a particularly well made movie, at least technically. The sound engineering is poorly done in certain scenes. Every scene involving the prison phones is incredibly hard to hear the dialogue in. It chops in and out and is often inaudible. The story is choppy and alienates the audience at times by leaving them clueless as to what the point of this all is. And yet through all this, I was having a pretty good time watching it (I think).

Rosamund Pike is a very fine actress and has the chops to carry a movie (as she proved in 'Gone Girl'). She's again pretty good here, and with a stronger script could have accomplished a performance on par with her one in 'Gone Girl' (the two roles are actually strikingly similar). It's hard to explain exactly what an odd experience 'Return to Sender' is to someone who hasn't seen it. Would I recommend this film for someone to watch? I'm still not entirely sure. The only thing I can say is watch it to see what I mean.


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