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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.

Director:

Fouad Mikati

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosamund Pike ... Miranda Wells
Shiloh Fernandez ... William Finn
Nick Nolte ... Mitchell Wells
Camryn Manheim ... Nancy
Alexi Wasser ... April
Rumer Willis ... Darlene
Illeana Douglas ... Judy
Stephen Louis Grush ... Randy
Donna Duplantier ... Karen
Ian Barford Ian Barford ... Gary Harland
Billy Slaughter ... Kevin
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Crystal
Jeff Pope ... Sweet Guard
Ryan Phillippe ... UPS Delivery Guy
Liann Pattison ... Edith Brown
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Date See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Following daddy's failed attempt to install an 'old swing on a new house' he falls when the bolt tears from the wood. As Miranda helps daddy (Nick Nolte) up, crew and equipment (boom mic) can be seen in the window reflection. 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 slow burner that never ignites.
14 October 2015 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Miranda Wells, a beautiful young Nurse from a small town is invited on a blind date with a tall, dark and handsome chap 'Kevin.' Miranda has definite issues with pens and a few other quirks. When a guy turns up to meet her, she assumes he's Kevin, but events go tragically wrong, later the real Kevin turns up.

There are some definite pacing issues, it is so slow in parts, dare I say it becomes a little boring. Some scenes are so slow and overdone this movie could be edited and shown in less then an hour. The movie itself is quite hard to follow, there are times when I didn't know what was going on. It's a little telegraphed at times, you kinda know what she's all about.

Definitely issues with her dad's dog, but why did she do what she did, I appreciate it was a pretty dress, she never forgave it for that. I think that showed us her capacity for slow and definite revenge.

I love Rosamund Pike, she showed in Gone Girl just how good she is, but here she's just a bit flat and makes Miranda uninteresting, thank goodness for Nick Nolte, he added a bit of spirit and warmth to the film that was otherwise lacking.

When she performs a tracheotomy in the restaurant she got a round of applause? Would that truly happen?

I can't make out if I thought the ending was good or terrible, it was certainly a switch in tempo.

How many hairstyles did she have in this film? Every scene she looked like she'd been re-styled.

Considering the matter this film deals with I would have thought it would have left me sad or angry, but it left me a bit cold.

Some good elements, just a bit of a let down. 5/10


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