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  • Summary: A young man (Duchovny) falls in love with a woman (Driver) and later learns she is the one who received his former wife's heart. He must decide which woman it is who holds his heart.
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Duchovny and Driver have distinctive good looks and they both combine attractiveness with talent and intelligence. Best of all, they possess that essential quality all screen lovers must have: terrific chemistry.
  2. Saved throughout by its inviting atmosphere and richness of characters.
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    70
    Duchovny is rather endearing and Driver's absolutely enchanting.
  4. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    If Return to Me is ultimately too bland and safe, it'll nevertheless serve as a calling card for Hunt's future directorial projects.
  5. Some might call this cheap, formulaic and manipulative, but then again, it still might make you cry.
  6. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    50
    A simplistic, highly contrived romantic comedy about the mysterious workings of fate.
  7. The picture goes for sentimentality rather than substance every chance it gets, and the cast falls right into its syrupy trap.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 19, 2011
    10
    O.k., Let's Face it, sometimes we live in a very cruel and unforgiving world, This is the reason why Hollywood is so wealthy, as a people weO.k., Let's Face it, sometimes we live in a very cruel and unforgiving world, This is the reason why Hollywood is so wealthy, as a people we need escapism to sink into, to take us away from a world that causes so many people harm..... Return to me is a fantasy, One of the reasons why I love this movie is because of it's tender innocence, it doesn't burden you with so many complications and chaos that other romance films throw at you, it's innocent,childlike, And I love it for this. Bonnie Hunt has really made a very charming and warm-hearted movie...This movie I truly recommend!!!! Expand
  2. NateH
    Feb 13, 2007
    8
    Predictable. Another case where the couple in question is much overshadowed by the brilliance of the supporting cast. I would like to see a Predictable. Another case where the couple in question is much overshadowed by the brilliance of the supporting cast. I would like to see a movie about any of them, without the mildly engaging obligatory love story taking up the screen time. My wife loves it. Expand
  3. JayH
    May 28, 2009
    8
    This is one of those movies I shouldn't have liked but did. As illogical as it is, the film has a lot of charm, warm performances, a This is one of those movies I shouldn't have liked but did. As illogical as it is, the film has a lot of charm, warm performances, a nice mixture of romance, comedy and drama. Somehow director Bonnie Hunt makes it work. Expand
  4. MJ
    Nov 29, 2008
    8
    Yes, there is a hapy, spappy ending, thats why it is called a Romantic Comody, it has so much more. Unlike many modern movies "Return to Me" Yes, there is a hapy, spappy ending, thats why it is called a Romantic Comody, it has so much more. Unlike many modern movies "Return to Me" make use of strong supporting charaters. These guys had fun making this movie and it shows. For a full cast of human beings in a movie you can watch with your grandmother or teenage daughter, for a music track to play again and again, for potty mouth children, for loving relationships many stages and forms in friends, family and courtship, for Carole O' Conner having the time of his life, see "Return to Me. Then watch it again and dance to the old fashiond charm of Joey Gian's "What if I Loved You". Expand

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