Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)



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Movie Info

During her 25th high school class reunion, middle-aged Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) tries to forget her marital problems with husband Charlie (Nicolas Cage) by renewing old friendships. Wondering if she made the right decisions in her life, Peggy Sue gets a chance to try again when, zapped into a time warp, she finds herself a teenager back in 1960. Armed with foreknowledge (the scene in which she tells off her algebra teacher is a particular treat), Peggy Sue gets to retrace the steps leading up … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jerry Leichting, Arlene Sarner, Jerry Leichtling
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 11, 1998
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


as Peggy Sue

as Charlie Bodell

as Richard Norvik

as Carol Heath

as Maddy Nagle

as Michael Fitzsimmons

as Evelyn Kelcher

as Jack Kelcher

as Elizabeth Alvorg

as Barney Alvorg

as Beth Bodell

as Nancy Kelcher

as Walter Getz

as Delores Dodge

as Rosalie Testa

as Arthur Nagle

as Doug Snell

as Reunion Band

as Mr. Gilford

as Lodge Member

as Reunion Band

as Lodge Member

as Mr. Snelgrove

as Drunk Creep

as Lodge Member
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Critic Reviews for Peggy Sue Got Married

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (8)

This prom-night balloon of a movie floats easily above the year's other exercises in '50s nostalgia. If you dare reach for it, it will land smartly in your heart.

Full Review… | December 14, 2008
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

It's grave, lumbering, arrhythmic, and bloated, an emotional hogwallow of catchpenny insights and easy sentimentality.

Full Review… | December 11, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

What makes this treatment unique is that the jokes aren't so much derivative of pop culture, but are instead found in the learned wisdom of a middle-aged woman reacting to her own teenage dilemmas.

Full Review… | December 11, 2007
Top Critic

Ignore the ridiculous happy ending of this film, and you have a much more fatalistic exercise in which Coppola eschews easy laughs in favour of the exposure of feeling and the fact that these people's lives, however empty, matter to them.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Miss Turner's self-assured comic timing goes a long way toward salvaging the film, providing both moral and physical dimension to a role that scarcely exists.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Here you don't see Coppola the camera wizard, you see Coppola the storyteller, the maker of fables. And by the end, you don't feel warmly just toward the movie, but toward the man behind it.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Peggy Sue Got Married

A great romance. Kathleen Turner is always amazing & so is Nick Cage. The story itself is adorable. Definitely one to watch. A special gem of the 80s. I love it! :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

As you can see from the title, Peggy Sue got married, but she isn't happy with her marriage. In this time travel comedy she goes back in time to see just how she got where she is today. I really like this movie, the story is really cool, and the actors are great. I highly recommend it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

I really liked Peggy Sue got married but I seem to be in the minority. It was unlucky to have come out just after Back to the Future really but it's a totally different film. I found it funny but also very touching, especially when Peggy Sue meets her Grandparents again. I can't believe I've not seen it until now, it's really underrated so if you haven't seen it already I would recommend that you do!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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