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.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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.

Film4
December 14, 2008
A charming little comedy grounded in an irresistable performance from Kathleen Turner.

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
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Variety Staff
Variety
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
EmanuelLevy.Com
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
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Time Out
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
ColeSmithey.com
December 5, 2005
Nicolas Cage lets the comedy rip. "You mean my wang?"
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
| 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
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 10, 2003
Twisted, touching and a great vehicle for Turner
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
July 8, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Paul Attanasio
Washington Post
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.
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