Peggy Sue Got Married Reviews
When I first saw it as a kid, I appreciated the story and what was happening, sure, but the nostalgic aspect was somewhat lost on me. I wasn't asking myself the questions the film asks. But, as I've got older, I have pondered those questions. 'What would you do, being 17 again, with the benefit of hindsight?' It's a question whose answer offers up some rose-tinted nostalgia and some melancholy, as you could see, talk to and have fun with people you know you'll never see again.
This is an aspect of the plot which is expertly explored in the movie. Some scenes are brilliantly full of double-meaning and cross-purpose.
When Peggy Sue and her boyfriend and future husband, from whom she will be separated, pending divorce, are together, she and the audience know that the couple have spent years together. When she tries to connect with him as a 17 year-old, she has to put herself back in her teenage shoes and talk, as if at the beginning of a relationship with this guy. These challenges make for great scenes.
Kathleen Turner's performance is brilliantly observed. She somehow makes a convincing teenager.
It's a brilliant story with interesting, engaging characters and fascinating questions to ask. It's funny to boot.
I'm definitely a Francis Ford Coppola fan, but often, his films are met with mixed reactions, as he tries different approaches to filmmaking. With this one, he just assembled a great cast to tell a story - simplicity itself - and it paid off.
The film is saved by the 2 leads who give likeable performances.
Turner was said to be too old for the role but if you can get past that it's watchable enough. Although it has not aged as well as Back to the Future.
Had potential and the fashions were great and done small roles with other stars were fun to see, but overall a bit of a fail.
Always have actually. A small town, light dramedy of an almost divorced middle aged woman who gets transported back to high school to relive meeting here husband.
The idea of a do-over is huge w me, and Coppola gets every detail right w sets, script, dialogue, and gets the perfect pitch and tone from his stars.
Hilarious high school antics, and then poignant and heartfelt moments at just the right time.
The witty deadpan comments about American culture then and now are brilliant and give this film a thinking man's layer; the comedy and drama keep things lively, and the moments of nostalgia - talking to a long gone relative on the phone again - brought a depth that got me thinking 'what if I could go back and change things?' I was drawn in completely.
Nostalgic to a 'T', thoughtful, great cast camaraderie, great costumes, and a few early Jim Carrey antics to boot.
The premise of going back and doing your life over again with what u know now - Awesome.
And used to full effect here, in Francis Ford Coppola's best grand, sweeping, storytelling style. It has some visual qualities like The Black Stallion, and is a female Back To The Future - a year before that movie hit the scene.
They particularly nailed the culture of 1960 too.
So many ways they got it right, and Kathleen Turner brings her Oscar nominated 'A' game.
5 out of 5 dreams that feel SO real..