Return to Sender (2004 film)

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Return to Sender
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bille August
Written by Neal Purvis
Robert Wade
Produced byMichael Lunderskov
CinematographyDirk Bruel
Edited byJohn Scott
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Moviefan Scandinavia A/S
Distributed byIntandem Films
Audley Films

Return to Sender is a 2004 film written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and directed by Bille August. It was also released on video under the title Convicted. The film stars Aidan Quinn, Connie Nielsen and Kelly Preston. [1]


Aidan Quinn was nominated for a 2005 IFTA Best Actor in a Feature Film award for his performance. Quinn plays an unscrupulous attorney who is challenged by Nielsen, his latest client. [2]


Quinn's character, a jaded ex-lawyer, has been befriending and exploiting death row convicts and selling their final letters to the media. [1] While attempting to foster his relationship with Nielsen's character, he becomes convinced that she is innocent. [1]



Todd McCarthy of Variety gave the film a negative review and suggested it "should be returned to maker" and says the film shows "absolutely no feel for its characters or setting, pic doesn't convince on any level". [3]

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