Sarah Michelle Gellar
Peter O Brien
The film kicks off with a scared little girl hiding under a table at a carnival. She sees a guy's boots and hears him creepily muttering, "Sunshine..." But when the person is revealed, it's actually just her dad (or was it? - bum bum bummm!). If that sequence sounds interesting to you, then this flick should be right up your alley. There are plenty more scenes like that (and all of them lacking just as much suspense), with the now much older girl (Gellar) fighting to find out the uninteresting truth about her past. She hears a strange song constantly forcing itself to play on the radio, she starts seeing a woman's reflection in the mirror, and she keeps getting odd visits from that same creepy man from when she was a youngun. And... well, that's about the whole movie, set aside one other part of the plotline I'm leaving out (it involves a well-meaning ex-con whose wife was killed). Don't worry though, that stuff's pretty dull, too.
The Making of The Return (8:33): This interview-filled featurette contains some interesting bits of discussion concerning ideas from the film, but other than that it's shallow and useless.
Deleted Scenes (10:44): There are 6 axed bits of character development, none of which make the characters any more interesting than the already are (or better yet, aren't).
Alternate Ending (5:45): A strange but altogether worthwhile alternate ending. Although it's debatable, a few minor tweaks might've made this the more interesting conclusion.