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In this romantic comedy, a man loses the love of his life, only to find her heart beating in the body of someone new. Architect Bob Rueland (David Duchovny) is happily married until his wife Elizabeth (Joely Richardson), a zoologist, dies in an auto accident. A year later, Bob is still dealing with his loss when he meets Grace Briggs (Minnie Driver), a shy woman who waits tables in an Irish/Italian restaurant run by her grandfather Marty (Carroll O'Connor). Bob falls for Grace at first sight, and she's attracted to him as well, but what he doesn't know is that a year ago Grace was… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Return to sender. Except for David Duchovny."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"This film is energized by excellent performances."
‑ Paul Clinton (,
"An unbelievable premise, but sweet and romantic."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Driver and Duchovny shine in romance with heart."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"See this wonderful film and let it teach you about the warmth, the richness, and the renewal of life."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"So innocent, so naive, so sweet and sincere, that you must leave your cynicism at the door or choose another movie."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The movie suffers from a surfeit of affection."
‑ Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
"Touches the audience's heart without being sappy."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Every time I see this it is better and better. Bonnie Hunt is an amazing writer."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Have a heart."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Easily the most sane and encouraging romantic comedy since the far more polished, but equally expansive and ethnically flavored Moonstruck."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Ultimately too bland and safe."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Contrivances abound, no doubt, but the picture refuses any disingenuous pollutant access to the mix, instead leading with heartfelt, lived-in emotions, enjoying a deliciously homey mood of friendly flirtation and old-world wisdom."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Characters you can enjoy watching and will care about, places you will enjoy spending time, and a charming, hopeful look at love amid the vagaries of life."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"[Hunt] chooses early emotional depth to fulfill later parts of the movie--a master stroke, as it turns out."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
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