Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

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Prelude to a Kiss is a strangely off-putting bit of whimsy, adapted by Craig Lucas from his own stage play. On her wedding day, bride Meg Ryan is kissed by a strange old man (Sydney Walker) who shows at the wedding uninvited. Ryan and Walker instantly exchange personalities, much to the discomfort of groom Alec Baldwin. In trying to set things aright, Baldwin makes the acquaintance of Walker's daughter Kathy Bates, who reveals that her father is dying from cancer and has no desire to return to … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Craig Lucas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 9, 2001
Runtime:
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Cast


as Peter Hoskins

as Rita Boyle

as Leah Blier

as Dr. Boyle

as Mrs. Boyle

as Julius - The Old Man

as Jerry Blier

as Aunt Dorothy

as Uncle Fred

as Minister

as Tin Market Musician

as Tin Market Musician

as 1st Bridesmaid

as 3rd Bridesmaid

as Elderly Woman

as Mother in Train Stat...

as Jamaican Waiter

as Dancing Woman

as Dancing Man

as Mr. Sokol

as Mrs. Sokol

as Tin Market Musician

as Hotel Band

as Hotel Band

as Hotel Band

as Mother in Train Stat...

as Hotel Band

as Hotel Band

as Hotel Band

as Hotel Band

as Hotel Band

as Piano Player

as "Pool" Band

as 2nd Bridesmaid
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Critic Reviews for Prelude to a Kiss

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (9)

This Prelude to a Kiss is not only without charm and wit, but it's also clumsily set forth: many people seeing it may wonder what, in heaven's name, is going on.

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New York Times
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Entertainment Weekly
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Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Prelude to a Kiss

½

Cute movie.

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Leigh Ryan

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½

A dumb little tale about old men jumping bodies after kissing brides and all hell breaking loose. Don't resolve itself very creatively.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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Prelude to a kiss is a nice little film without as much personality as its two star actors, Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan could have given it with a better script. They're the main reason for this film working. It's not overly funny, not overly romantic, but it somehow works.

I would recommend it to fans of romance movies, but not many others.

cenzano38
Jason Cenzano

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