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Kelli finds temporary solace in the arms of Bud (John Slattery), a fellow veteran, but is still unable to come to terms with life as a civilian. Bonus Features:
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Cardellini plays a wife and mother returning to her small town existence after a deployment overseas. The film never tells you much about her experiences (she was more support personnel than involved in action), but it is clear that she is having trouble settling back into her old ways. At first, there is a simple bliss but things start to erode as she becomes more and more disconnected. This puts a strain on her relationship with her husband (the always welcome Michael Shannon), her co-workers, and her former friends. She simply feels like she no longer fits, and most of the film deals with this struggle.
"Return" is an intimate picture that gets the audience up close and personal. You may not always like or understand Cardellini, but what was fascinating (to me) was that I think she felt the same way about herself.Read more ›
Just a note: Linda Cardellini is the greatest at portraying those with mutant consciousnesses or those developing same. I still love Freaks and Geeks.Read more ›
Make no mistake : Linda Cardellini puts this movie on her back, and carries it the entire way. She turns in the best performance of her career to date as the young soldier struggling with life as she once knew it. Michael Shannon somewhat steps outside of his comfort zone in his role as her husband, Mike. While often playing quirky, left-of-center characters with strong personalities, he opts for a reserved, soft-spoken approach to play Mike. His performance is as solid as any that he's ever given, and his ever-expanding resume continues to make him one of the more reliable actors working today.
Evenly paced, 'Return' is a character study of a life removed from balance, and the endeavor to restore what once was.
Need to put this in the drama section regular mainstream movies..
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This is a well written and well acted character-driven movie. The camera work and location shooting was excellent. I hope all concerned make another movie together.Published 18 months ago by stepnan
I love this movie, in addition to RETURN being a remarkable story from the POV of a female soldier serving overseas and good performances by the entire cast, especially Linda... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Roetta Collins
I was haunted by this story of a woman who returns to her husband and daughters after a tour of duty in Iraq. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Tim Hastings
linda cardellini is great in anything. okay movie, but i'll watch her in anything. it's a slow moving movie, but i enjoyed it.Published on November 16, 2013 by Storyteller
I like most of the work by Linda Cardinelli but this movie was not one of them despite her being nominated for an Independent best actress award. Read morePublished on August 13, 2013 by T.G. Reiter
I liked the idea of the movie. I liked the fact that she was a veteran and served her time. But, I just did not enjoy the movie.Published on May 25, 2013 by Reita
Pretty good. I very much enjoyed watching this, it kept my attention. I see no need to write any more, let each person judge it for themself.Published on April 21, 2013 by Carol J Santiago
I enjoyed this film. It's a typical slow-moving indie drama. That's what I like.
I felt like Linda Cardelini did a really good job showing emotion, and played the part... Read more