Peggy Sue Got Married Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 30, 2013

No masterpiece, but it at least imparts an important perspective about nostalgia.

Brandon Judell
September 28, 2012

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.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
December 14, 2008

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.

December 14, 2008

A charming little comedy grounded in an irresistable performance from Kathleen Turner.

Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
December 11, 2007

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

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 11, 2007

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.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Variety Staff
Top Critic
December 11, 2007

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.

Emanuel Levy
April 4, 2007

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.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
July 6, 2006

Coppola displays a rare light and comedic touch in this charmer.

| Original Score: 3/5

Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

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.

Cole Smithey
December 5, 2005

Nicolas Cage lets the comedy rip. "You mean my wang?"

| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
June 11, 2005

One of the best romantic comedies of the 80's...."Back to the Future" meets "Somewhere in Time"

| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 18, 2004

A very entertaining and involving movie boasting a cornucopia of delightful comic moments and scenes which go straight for the heart.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 10, 2003

Twisted, touching and a great vehicle for Turner

| Original Score: 3/5
Vincent Canby
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003

A glimpse of James Carrey

| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003

One of Coppola's least overbearing films, but not overwhelmingly good.

| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002

Peggy Sue Got maried isn't a perfect film, but it sure makes you feel good.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

It's a wistful fantasy, a bright reminiscence, a Stroll down memory lane that's as glowingly conceived as it is slightly flawed.

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