Return to Me


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.


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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.

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David Duchovny
as Bob Rueland
Minnie Driver
as Grace Briggs
Carroll O'Connor
as Marty O'Reilly
Robert Loggia
as Angelo Pardipillo
Bonnie Hunt
as Megan Dayton
David Alan Grier
as Charlie Johnson
Joely Richardson
as Elizabeth Rueland
Eddie Jones
as Emmett McFadden
Jim Belushi
as Joe Dayton
William Bronder
as Wally Jatczak
Adam Tanguay
as Adam Dayton
Karson Pound
as Karson Dayton
Tyler Spitzer
as Tyler Dayton
Laura Larsen
as Laura Dayton
Austin Samuel Hibbs
as Austin Dayton
Dick Cusack
as Mr. Bennington
Joey Gian
as Singer
Tom Virtue
as Dr. Senderak
Holly Biniak
as Big Hair
Kevin Hunt
as ER Doctor
Tom Senderak
as Paramedic
Claire Lake
as ER Nurse
Carol Hunt
as Nurse Alice
Lindsay Allen
as Delivery Girl
Don Lake
as Transplant Man
Darryl Warren
as Father Rudy
Rudy Gabor
as Italian Singer
William Zirko
as Italian Singer
Edward Ballog
as Italian Singer
Angelo Ricco
as Italian Singer
Jack Cooper
as Ballroom Bartender
Tim O'Malley
as Patrick
LaTaunya Bounds
as Zebra Girl
Harry Teinowitz
as Ice Cream Clerk
Romano Ghini
as Cappucino Man
Lindsey Allen
as Delivery Girl
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Critic Reviews for Return to Me

All Critics (98) | Top Critics (28)

Return to sender. Except for David Duchovny.

Mar 21, 2001 | Rating: C

Renders a bland, mall-bought local flavor.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

The alluringly deadpan Duchovny can make no headway with Driver.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

Jan 1, 2000
Top Critic

This film is energized by excellent performances.

Jan 1, 2000

Ultimately too bland and safe.

Jan 1, 2000
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Return to Me


Return To Classic Romance

Jeremy Smith
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
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.
Spencer S.

Super Reviewer


Actress-director Bonnie Hunt makes this wonderful comedy-drama film which seems very emotionally, heartwarming and funny of the young couple who has a very strong heart like fell in love, neither aware of the medical miracle that bonds them; the point of the story is what will happen after they do find out. The result is a charming example of the kinder, gentler filmmaking that couples or parents often complain we "don't see enought of anymore." And the seniors are really hilarious.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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