Return to Me (2000)



Critic Consensus: David Duchovny and Minnie Driver provide heart-warming romance and comedy in this solid debut by Director Bonnie Hunt.

Movie Info

Return To Me is an endearing romantic comedy infused with real life humor. Life can change in an instant and it does for Bob Rueland and Grace Briggs. A lonely Bob is embraced by Grace, who is surrounded by a coterie of substitute mothers including her Irish grandfather, who with his Italian brother-in-law run a Chicago restaurant. Although Bob and Grace are strangers at the start of our story, their lives are soon forever intertwined by fate.

Rating: PG (for language and thematic elements)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Stern, Bonnie Hunt, Don Lake
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 31, 2000
MGM Distribution - Official Site


as Bob Rueland

as Grace Briggs

as Marty O'Reilly

as Angelo Pardipillo

as Megan Dayton

as Charlie Johnson

as Elizabeth Rueland

as Emmett McFadden

as Joe Dayton

as Wally Jatczak

as Adam Dayton

as Karson Dayton

as Tyler Dayton

as Laura Dayton

as Austin Dayton

as Mr. Bennington

as Singer

as Dr. Senderak

as Big Hair

as ER Doctor

as Paramedic

as ER Nurse

as Nurse Alice

as Delivery Girl

as Transplant Man

as Father Rudy

as Italian Singer

as Italian Singer

as Italian Singer

as Italian Singer

as Ballroom Bartender

as Patrick

as Zebra Girl

as Ice Cream Clerk

as Cappucino Man

as Delivery Girl
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Critic Reviews for Return to Me

All Critics (116) | Top Critics (31)

Return to sender. Except for David Duchovny.

Full Review… | March 21, 2001
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Renders a bland, mall-bought local flavor.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Village Voice
Top Critic

The alluringly deadpan Duchovny can make no headway with Driver.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Duchovny is surprisingly out-of-joint with the romantic atmosphere.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

This film is energized by excellent performances.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Ultimately too bland and safe.

January 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Return to Me


Return To Classic Romance

Jeremy Smith

Super Reviewer


A supporting cast stacked like the old Lakers starting lineup bouys this unusually plotted romcom that's got laughs and tears. Not bad, not bad at all.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Yeah, it's another romantic comedy, but more than that it's thoughtful, loving, and accurate. Think, one big hug of a film.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

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