Film / Return To Me

A 2000 romantic comedy starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver.

This film contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Billy Needs an Organ: Grace, a twenty-something woman, needs a heart.
  • Black Best Friend: Charlie is Bob's best friend, and the only prominent black character.
  • Contrived Coincidence
  • Excuse Plot: Romantic Comedies have been built on less but the central conflict is, "my girlfriend has an organ from my late wife" is weird but not exactly life-denying.
  • Good Times Montage: A nice one set to Frank Sinatra's "At Long Last Love"
  • Orphaned Punchline: "I told you, I don't want no brown bananas!"
  • The Matchmaker: Boy howdy. Grace has an entire troop of them in her grandpa, her uncle, their friends, etc.
  • Shipper on Deck: Nearly everyone in this movie is rooting for Bob and Grace to get together.
  • The Promise: Elizabeth promises Bob that some day they'll go to Italy together
  • Survivor Guilt: Grace has a version of this, since she knows that she's only alive because someone else is dead.