Peggy Sue Got Married

1986, Comedy/Drama, 1h 42m

29 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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Peggy Sue Got Married may seem just another in a line of '80s boomer nostalgia films, but none of the others have Kathleen Turner keen lead performance. Read critic reviews

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Peggy Sue Bodell (Kathleen Turner) attends her 25-year high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband, Charlie (Nicolas Cage). She regrets the decisions she has made in her life, such as getting pregnant by Charlie in high school. When she faints at the reunion, she awakens in 1960. Given the chance to relive her life, she changes many things. However, some choices are more complicated, as she begins to see young Charlie's charm and true feelings.

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  • Sep 11, 2020
    Francis Ford Coppola directs this atypical romcom wherein a high school reunion touches off a trip to the past by unhappy suburban mom Kathleen Turner whose husband is doing her wrong, back to the past where they first made the steps that lead to her present day unhappiness. Can she change her life for the better with knowledge from the future? Get over the white elephant in the room first: Turner does not look like a teenager at any point in the film. But Nick Cage is inventive. Jim Carrey is unusually restrained. And the better part of the cast underused. Still the idea carries the thing even if the execution is flawed.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 03, 2014
    Somehow Kathleen Turner got the attention of Oscar for this essentially crappy film. Peggy Sue is given the chance to re-do her life and that of her husband (Nick Cage as another loser). This is not one that Coppola should remember fondly.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2011
    Slightly boring but part funny and feel-good.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    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

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