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Return To Sender

Return To Sender
Posted on July 29, 2015 by James Shults

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Director: Fouad Mikati

Overall Rating: Bad

A woman (Rosamund Pike) has a blind date planned but the person who shows up at her door is not who she expected.

The Good

The performances of both Rosumund Pike and Nick Nolte are fine. They’re not standout performances but they’re both very watchable. Rosumund Pike isn’t too far off from her character in Gone Girl and Nick Nolte is the same curmudgeonly father he’s played in several roles over the last handful of years.

The Bad

Return to Sender was able to trick me with its ending. I’ll give it credit for that. Unfortunately, the journey to the ending was so tedious that I didn’t care about it when I finally got to it.

The Ugly

There is so much crammed into the first five minutes of Return to Sender. Rosumund Pike plays a nurse and we find out a patient of hers has died. Then we find out she’s being promoted to a surgical nurse. Next, we’re introduced to a compulsive tic she has where she can only use one particular ink pen. Wait. There’s more. On a visit to her Dad’s house (Nick Nolte), his dog violently jumps on her, tearing her dress. Later, she spends some time shopping for a new house. Then she bakes an extraordinary cake for a coworker’s birthday party. Lastly, to top it all off, we find out she’s going on a blind date. That’s a whole heck of a lot going on in the first five minutes. It’s an entertaining intro but most of the information we’re given has no bearing on the movie. It’s just extra filling.

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