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Return With Honor: A Missionary Homecoming (The Return) (2006)

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The religious drama Return with Honor: A Missionary Homecoming stars Javen Tanner as Rowe McDonald, a young man who, after finishing his missionary work, believes he understands exactly how his life should proceed. His well-laid plans are shattered when he is involved in a serious car accident. He spends two months recuperating, and wondering if he should devote himself again to his missionary work or live his life as planned.
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Critic Reviews for Return With Honor: A Missionary Homecoming (The Return)

All Critics (3)

Dealing with a topic like unconditional love and its power to vanquish guilt-inducing judgment requires first hand experience and keen insight.

Full Review… | October 22, 2007
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Screenwriter Tracy Garner drops some clunky dialogue and cardboard characters..., but Tanner's portrayal of Rowe's spiritual quest earns the movie points for sincerity.

September 14, 2007
Salt Lake Tribune

In the process of trying to provide audiences with a serious inspirational message, the makers of Return With Honor eventually turn this earnest but misguided film into an unintentional comedy.

September 13, 2007
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Return With Honor: A Missionary Homecoming (The Return)

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Return With Honor is the story of an obstinate young missionary who returns home from his mission only to be in a "fatal" car accident. After his apparent death,he is on the other side and he says he wants to have the opportunity to see his mother join the church. A voice gives him 60 days to accomplish this daunting task. This is where the fun really begins. Our young missionary friend returns and we are introduced to the colorful cast of characters that pepper his life. He works so diligently to accomplish his feat, but in so doing he neglects to see his actions are actually causing a rift to develop between his mom and those he holds dear to him. To be able to fully describe the breadth of this tale you must be able to understand several languages, the first of which is love. Through love our young friend is able to unlock the mysteries to all of life's obstacles. It is the powerful underlying message of the movie. The film did a magnificent job of tackling many of the major difficulties one might face in everyday life. The director is able to handle sensitive issues, such as the scene where he asks his bishop about sex, and treat them with the delicacy they deserve. Other directors may not have been as daring, wondering if such a scene would come across as cheesy or uncomfortable, let me assure you it was neither. It was filled with insight and inspiration. I think by taking the time to watch this film you are making a declaration you are ready to love and you have a strong desire to do what is right. Along the ride you will be able to witness a wonderful story wrapped around marvelous acting performances and powerful directing.

Charles DeMarr
Charles DeMarr

Screenwriter Tracy Garner drops some clunky dialogue and cardboard characters..., but Tanner's portrayal of Rowe's spiritual quest earns the movie points for sincerity.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo
½

This was a well made movie; the acting and music was good, but it was just a downer, and it seemed slow and long. Rowe's friend was a cool character, and the lessons of judgement were good but it is not to be watched if you want a feel good movie.

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