Return to Me

Date: 2000
Director: Bonnie Hunt
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), JLT Productions

Stars: David Duchovny, Minnie Driver, Carroll O'Connor, Bonnie Hunt, Robert Loggia, James Belushi, Joely Richardson
Location(s): Chicago (USA), Rome (Italy)

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Grieving widower finds himself attracted to the waitress who was the recipient of his wife’s transplanted heart. SJ

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Zooming into Duchovny who is on the roof on his latest building project on the corner of West Washington Boulevard and North Clinton Street alongside the Chicago French Market in the West Loop area of Chicago, Illinois.

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Richardson works at Lincoln Park Zoo, north of downtown next to Lake Michigan, looking after gorillas. The Helen Brach Primate House close to North Cannon Drive.

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The Lester E. Fisher Great Ape House, replaced by the Regenstein Center for African Apes in 2004. Kwan, the silverback gorilla seen in the film, resides here.

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Driver posts a letter thanking the family of her heart donor at the zoo in what's likely a prop post-box sited near the Lion House.

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Driver lives above "O'Reilly's" slightly west of the zoo. In reality this is Twin Anchors Restaurant on the corner of North Sedgwick Street and West Eugenie Street. The building on the left is fake and blocks off W. Eugenie Street.

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Duchovny and Driver enjoy their date at the Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park. Looking west from South Lakeshore Drive.

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Driver attempts some art but pours her heart out to a local waiter. To the right is caught one of the towers of the Trinità dei Monti so this must be the terrace of the Hassler Roma hotel.

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A shot from the Spanish Steps showing the tower and the top of the Hassler. SJ

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Driver sets up shop and lends her bicycle to the nuns at the Piazza della Rotonda in front of the Pantheon.

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Slightly off-angle as I failed to notice the "nasoni" (big nose) drinking fountain in the original capture. SJ

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Duchovny searches Rome for Driver. Unlikely to be that far from the Pantheon.

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He joins the nun on the bicycle.

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A rather crowded Piazza della Rotonda looking towards the Via del Seminario. SJ

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It is a happy reunion.

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Again, off centre. SJ

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Back at Lincoln Park zoo to open the new ape centre, built by Duchovny, in memory of Richardson. This may be at the rear of capture 3.

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A daylight shot of capture 5.