Rosamund Pike proved herself on screen in Gone Girl, but she needs to break away from the emotionally unstable girl-next-door typecast, if she’s going to enjoy any longevity. Return to Sender is not it.
Fouad Mikati’s film tells the tragic tale of single nurse Miranda Wells (Pike), who accepts a blind date set up by her co-worker. A stranger, William Finn (Shiloh Fernandez) arrives at her door.
She accidently mistakes him for her date, regrettably welcoming her to-be rapist into her home. The film starts off quite promising, but soon spirals into a dreadful revenge thriller. Left traumatised, Miranda does what most women wouldn’t dare consider. She reaches out to her rapist and begins visiting him in prison.
What follows is a slow-moving and misdirected tale of retribution. Pike puts in a convincing performance but even she can’t save the tasteless subject matter.