Return To Sender – Film Review

This drama starring 'Gone Girl' actress Rosamund Pike isn't quite what it seems

Fans of Gone Girl have another chance to see Rosamund Pike playing an icily cool American who suffers violent abuse and has secrets to hide. But, like its central character, Return To Sender may not be what it seems: it was shot two years ago, and it’s easy to see why it’s taken the acclaim for Pike following her Oscar nomination to get it released. Pike is excellent and veteran Cape Fear star Nick Nolte, as her father, offers formidable support. But their efforts are hobbled by a preposterous story that second-time director Fouad Mikati (Operation: Endgame) struggles to tell. “I know this doesn’t make a lot of sense,” says one character in the final scene. The other replies, “It doesn’t make any sense at all.”

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