The Return Poster

Release Date: November 10th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 27th, 2007

PG-13|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Joanna Mills (Sarah Michelle Gellar) has a successful career but feels her personal life is spinning out of control. She has few friends, an estranged father (Sam Shepard), and a crazy ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. Joanna begins having terrifying visions of a woman's murder, and it seems that she is the killer's next target. Determined to solve the mystery and escape her apparent fate, Joanna follows her visions to the victim's hometown and finds that some secrets just do not stay buried.

Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Peter O'Brien, Adam Scott, Kate Beahan, J.C. MacKenzie, Erinn Allison, Sam Shepard, Katherine Willis

Director: Asif Kapadia

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: EuropaCorp, Raygun Productions, Rogue Pictures

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Car, Quest, Intense, Mystery, Small town, Father, Murder, 2000s

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  • While Adam Sussman's screenplay can be admired for its emphasis on subtle atmospherics rather than cheap scares, it is a gimmicky slog of an affair that lacks narrative coherence or strong focus. show more

  • The minimalist style keeps the suspense warm. The movie is unusual among teen horror flicks in that it largely avoids the usual cheap thrills and bursts of scare music. Instead, it carefully repeats isolated images and sound bites until they take on a shivery power. show more

  • London-born director Asif Kapadia's second feature, following 2001's critically acclaimed "The Warrior," is a slow, low-key supernatural thriller whose story is too slender to justify its feature-length running time. show more

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