Return to Sender (2015) Movie Review

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2015 | Thriller, Drama
95 minutes /

User Score: 44/100

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Return to Sender Review


A nurse living in small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is.

Return to Sender (2015) is an American thriller film that director Fouad Mikati (Operation: Endgame (2010)) who does not have much experience in the movie industry but manages to pull off a pretty decent job directing this film. Return to Sender was an average rape movie where we see a rape victim doing the predictable thing that they do in every movie, revenge. The film contains bad language, blind date, suspense, thrills, prison, beating, a rape victim, rapist, rape, revenge, nurse, prison visit, poison, antifreeze, flirting, twist, hospital, dog, assailant, and a father-daughter relationship.

Miranda Wells ( Rosamund Pike - Gone Girl (2014), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Jack Reacher (2012), Die Another Day (2002)) is nurse living a beautiful life in a small town. Great things are happening for her as she is buying a new home and will soon be a surgical nurse. Miranda’s friend sets her up on a blind date. Miranda heard someone on her porch while getting dressed for her blind date with Kevin. She invited the stranger who she assumes is Kevin into her home, gave him lemonade and returned to her room to finish getting dressed for their date. The mysterious guy asked her if she is moving after seeing packing boxes in her home that she answered yes. Miranda persists for Kevin to leave and return later when it is time for their date after she sees’s him blocking the door. She is frightened as he refuses to leave and she was right to be scared because he soon after rapes her. Miranda’s real date, Kevin comes knocking on the door as we see the other guy running away from the house. Kevin calls the police after seeing Miranda on the kitchen floor. Skip forward and we see William Finn ( Shiloh Fernandez - Evil Dead (2013), Red Riding Hood (2011), Deadgirl (2008), The East (2013)) being arrested for the rape of Miranda.

Miranda is unable to sell her home because no one wants to buy a house where someone has been raped in so Miranda’s perfect life is now spiraling out of control. Miranda soon finds out that she cannot be a surgeon because of a tremor in her right hand and writes a letter to William with a smile on her face. William repeatedly returns the message without reading it, and Miranda continues to resend the letter. William finally replied to the letter and Miranda began visiting him on a regular basis, even flirting with him. I was in total disbelief as I saw the ending of this movie because I did not see the outcome coming my way. It was pure suspense that was unpredictable and left me in a wow state of mind, is that who she is. As much as I enjoyed this movie, it does not deserve a score more than a five because it had many flaws. The characters were underdeveloped, cast acting skills were not excellent, or anything next to it, and there were plot holes. It appeared as though the ending that was good was just thrown in because there was nowhere in the movie that it suggested that Miranda was that type of person she is portrayed to be in the ending of the film. Overall, watch the film because it is from a new director who has the potential to do great things.

About Return to Sender 2015

Title: Return to Sender
Year: 2015
Runtime: 95 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.15/5 stars from 16 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 16
Starring: Elton LeBlanc, Cynthia LeBlanc, Jesse Yarborough, Patrick Kearns, Jacquelyn Twodat Jackson, Billy Slaughter, Kerry Sims, Tyler Forrest, Logan Douglas Smith, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte, Illeana Douglas, Scout Taylor-Compton, Donna Duplantier, Ian Casselberry, Colin Haag Jr., John McConnell, Rosamund Pike, Tony Bentley, Janet Lynn Carey, David Stephen Mitchell, Timothy Wyant, Camryn Manheim, Marco St. John, Ian Barford, Liann Pattison, Jeff Pope, Keir O'Donnell, Z. Dieterich, Ryan Phillippe
Writers: Patricia Beauchamp, Joe Gossett
Director: Fouad Mikati