Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
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Average Rating: 6.9/10
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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
Oct 10, 1986 Wide
Aug 11, 1998
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
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Kevin J. O'Connor
Lisa Jane Persky
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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.
It's grave, lumbering, arrhythmic, and bloated, an emotional hogwallow of catchpenny insights and easy sentimentality.
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.
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.
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.
This time Coppola apparently simply wanted to make a movie, and put some characters on the screen, and tell a story. He has, all right. This is one of the best movies of the year.
No masterpiece, but it at least imparts an important perspective about nostalgia.
The film often soars into the imaginary heavens of delight but then just as quickly sputters and crash lands due to Coppola's leaden helming.
A charming little comedy grounded in an irresistable performance from Kathleen Turner.
The movie has many lovely moments and just as many dead spots, but its strengths make this atypical film from Francis Coppola a worthwhile viewing experience.
Centering on a female protag (well-played by Kathleen Turner) and dealing with a similar universal fantasy of revisiting your past, Coppola's small-town fable is a wonderful companion piece to Back to the Future, which was released a year earlier.
Coppola displays a rare light and comedic touch in this charmer.
Nicolas Cage lets the comedy rip. "You mean my wang?"
One of the best romantic comedies of the 80's...."Back to the Future" meets "Somewhere in Time"
A very entertaining and involving movie boasting a cornucopia of delightful comic moments and scenes which go straight for the heart.
Twisted, touching and a great vehicle for Turner
A glimpse of James Carrey
One of Coppola's least overbearing films, but not overwhelmingly good.
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