Carroll O'Connor stars in a wistful final performance of his life as a doting Irish grandfather of Grace (Minnie Driver) who has suffered from a heart ailment all her life. Together with their friends they run the coziest restaurant in Chicago, O'Malley's Italian Restaurant.
A year ago, Gracie had a heart transplant which gave her a whole new life, yet she still pines for someone to call her own.
One Friday night, Bob, a grieving widower walks into the restaurant and their lives are never the same.
This is Bonnie Hunt's directing debut; the film is funny with scenes of her boisterous family life with her husband, played by Jim Belushi, nostalgic with the sentimental songs of Dean Martin, and infused with a sense that God loves these people, and is watching over them. The Church is portrayed with respect and affection, and love is seen as more than romantic, it's life-giving.
Cuddle up on the sofa, with your loved ones (yes, bring the kids!) and enjoy Return to Me.