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Peggy Sue Got Married Reviews

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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.
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
December 11, 2007
It's grave, lumbering, arrhythmic, and bloated, an emotional hogwallow of catchpenny insights and easy sentimentality.
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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.
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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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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
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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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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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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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.