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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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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

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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

Aspect Ratio:

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

You can't keep somebody in a wrist restraint if they don't have a hand. See more »

Quotes

[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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Predictable.....
2 September 2015 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Return to Sender is a rather predictable crime drama. It took me less than half the film to figure out what was happening and what the outcome would be.

Sadly the script is well worn revenge fare that falls short of the mark. For me, this film would have had far more impact had it walked a gentler path of reconciliation and redemption. Of course, this would have meant painting the villain of the piece in a more positive light but that was not to be.

That's not to say this is a poor film. Rosamund Pike does a reasonable job in the lead role. I was surprised to see Nick Nolte. I thought he might have retired. I'm glad he's still acting and for me, his performance was the highlight of this film.

All in all, Return to Sender is watchable but I really can not find any firm foundation on which to recommend it. Five out of ten from me.


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