Prelude to a Kiss 1992

Prelude to a Kiss

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Peter (Alec Baldwin) and Rita (Meg Ryan) immediately fall for each other and decide to get married. But during their wedding reception, a feeble old man (Sydney Walker) asks Rita for a kiss. While nothing seems wrong at first, Peter soon realizes that the kiss caused Rita and the man to switch bodies. As he searches for a way to switch them back, Peter must face the dilemma of loving Rita in the body of a terminally ill man or staying married to a stranger posing as his wife.

Cast & Crew

Alec Baldwin
Peter Hoskins
Meg Ryan
Rita Boyle
Kathy Bates
Leah Blier
Ned Beatty
Doctor Boyle
Patty Duke
Mrs. Boyle
Norman René
Director
Jennifer Ogden
Executive Producer
Howard Shore
Original Music
Stefan Czapsky
Cinematographer
Stephen A. Rotter
Film Editor
Jason La Padura
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Critic Reviews for Prelude to a Kiss

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Audience Reviews for Prelude to a Kiss

  • Jun 06, 2012
    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.
    Jason C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 24, 2012
    A dumb little tale about old men jumping bodies after kissing brides and all hell breaking loose. Don't resolve itself very creatively.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 05, 2010
    In this quirky romantic comedy about soul transference, Alec Baldwin plays Peter Hoskins, the straight-laced head of the microfiche department at a company that publishes scientific journals. When he meets a free-spirited, sleep-deprived bartender named Rita (Meg Ryan), the opposites attract and launch into a round-the-clock romance characterized by private jokes and an intense connection that defies description. When the two decide to marry, however, an unforeseeable cosmic occurrence entirely alters the nature of their relationship. Those who claim that marriage changes a person couldn't be more right in this case, as a confused old man (Sydney Walker) wanders into the wedding reception and plants a single kiss on the lips of the new bride. Longing for the youthfulness he sees in the happy couple, the man inadvertently causes the two to switch bodies during the smooch. Thinking no one will believe the story, Rita (now hidden inside a cancer-ridden octogenarian) leaves the premises before causing any more of a stir, while the old man in Rita's body is whisked off with Peter on their honeymoon before anyone is the wiser. Soon, Peter begins noticing that his new bride is an entirely different person, but can't figure out why -- and wonders if it's just a natural dose of cold feet. When he can no longer ignore the total dissimilarity, Peter begins suspecting that something supernatural has occurred, and wondering how he can restore his wife to her former self, especially when her body's new occupant resists the effort and goes on the lam.
    Martin D Super Reviewer
  • Dec 10, 2007
    A personal favorite.
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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