John's Review of Return to Me
Return to Me(2000)
One of the few rom-com's I crave for every once in a while. It's classy, likable, smart, very funny at times... and has a big heart (yes, that's a pun). There are no major characters that are annoying or unconvincing despite many circumstances being unrealistic. I always compare this to My Big Fat Greek Wedding since they both involve family oriented, heritage-focused families bringing up a girl with a certain disadvantage/insecurity. This movie I've always preferred because it doesn't try so hard to be over-the-top funny and it's more laid back- I can connect more with these characters and I feel a lot more for them than I did anyone from Greek Wedding. One more thing- James Belushi steals pretty much every scene he's in.