Return to Me has
a plot just a little different than most films.
A happy man becomes despondent after his
wife dies in a car accident.
Then, by fate, he falls for a woman who
may have the transplanted heart of his dead wife.
This is a romantic date comedy or old-fashioned
feel-good movie, with a large, popular supporting cast.
It seems a little familiar at times, but
never-the-less very enjoyable.
What can you say about a sappy romantic
comedy with the most contrived premise of all time? Well, "Not
They lay the sentiment on with a trowel
in the beginning, but once they get to the story, there is actual
chemistry between the leads.
But what saves this movie is the likable
cast of supporting players, who bring humor to the story.
Although this movie would have been greatly
improved if they had lopped off the first 20 minutes, I still
give it a hesitant scissors up.
Dean Martin sings in the title song:
Return to me,
Oh my darling
I miss you.
Hurry back, hurry back, hurry home.
Return to me.
This romantic comedy has heart,
and plenty of them.
Feeling good is what Return to Me is
all about. I especially liked the last half of this film, that
rides on a bit of fantasy and drama, as well as attaining a touching
inspirational tone, in the end.