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      Peggy Sue Got Married

      PG-13 Released Oct 10, 1986 1 hr. 42 min. Comedy Drama List
      87% 30 Reviews Tomatometer 55% 25,000+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 16 Buy Now

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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.

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      Chris M An opportunistic Peggy finds herself back in time where she clashes with her own selfish (and horny) persona and rewrites history when she coerces 3 High School virgins with the power of her beaver. -LADIES, this one's for you; enjoy the fantasy. -GUYS, skip this one unless you want to see an emasculated Nick Cage. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/24 Full Review Mateusz C Warm but bit pointless dull story, it feels like it could have much more in it, its not like its not any fun, but could be way better Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/27/23 Full Review Taylor L Nic Cage talks through his nose the entire movie, then he ups his game by SINGING in the same voice as part of a doo-wop a cappella group with Jim Carrey, of all people. Apparently his insistance on doing this weird voice was a major problem on the set. Peggy Sue Got Married could have been a simple bit of nostalgia bait, giving middle-aged former kids in the 1980s a bit of a trip down memory lane with conversations in the bathroom and cruising down Main Street. While there are plenty of moments where Kathleen Turner revels in her unusual circumstances by giving advice about new inventions or reconnecting with lost family, there's plenty more for her to explore - missed connections, regrets, new opportunities, all the things that have gradually built up in her own mind over the years and twisted by nostalgia, but that she now sees with fresh eyes. Some golden opportunities may not have been so golden, and it turns out there are some things that we might take for granted. There's a surprising and utterly charming moment where she confides in her late grandfather that she's become a time traveler, and he not only instantly believes her but rallies his buddies to help her out, it's very cute. No idea what Cage was doing because he's still patently insane, but there's thankfully a bit more to this Francis Ford Coppola flick than some well-placed investment advice. Glad Sofia Coppola turned out to be an interesting and accomplished filmmaker, because she doesn't really up her acting game here. (3/5) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/01/23 Full Review Mike P A distaff Back to the Future for adults. But you know what? It's even better than that. Because Francis Ford Coppola doesn't go for the whiz bang of the effects; or the buzzkill off the plot twists; buzzing along like an action movie toy; the way Future does. This doesn't go for effects; it goes for memories. It goes for the verisimilitude of the time period; the carefully recreated magic that only nostalgia brings; and in that sense Peggy has Future beaten hands down. This feels much more real! It has the eerie, bittersweet rush you get when you open an old high school yearbook. The performances are all universally fine; even Nicholas Cage, who would only appear in a "Norman Rockwell movie like this if (he) could use a Gumby or Pokey voice". And he does, and you know what? It's dorky but it works. And Kathleen is just superb. One little plot hole I noticed about this movie though: Peggy spends most of the movie obsessed with NOT hooking up with Charlie again; not letting history repeat itself; as she got pregnant the last time with Charlie on Graduation Night, and it ruined her life; essentially tying her to Charlie forever. So she's bending over backwards this time to make sure that doesn't happen. But doesn't she care about her daughter? Her daughter that she loves so much? Doesn't she care this will obliterate her out of existence? That should have been addressed at some point! But still, .overall a near-perfect nostalgia piece. Highly recommended. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/21/23 Full Review Don E Coppola during his settling down period. He loses none of his story-telling magic. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/13/22 Full Review david l Peggy Sue Got Married is a fantasy rom-com flick that features the career-best performance from Kathleen Turner. Her Peggy is an iconic 80s protagonist and the movie's message promoting family values was and still is powerful. The only issue lies in the supporting male characters with Nicolas Cage being particularly annoying in his unfortunate over-the-top choices. Still, this is one of the most atypical and most likable films from Francis Ford Coppola. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kathleen Sachs Chicago Reader What if Jesus had thwarted crucifixion? What if Peggy Sue could go back in time and not marry her adulterous husband? The same predicament, really. Dec 27, 2022 Full Review Richard Corliss TIME Magazine 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. Dec 14, 2008 Full Review Pat Graham Chicago Reader It's grave, lumbering, arrhythmic, and bloated, an emotional hogwallow of catchpenny insights and easy sentimentality. Dec 11, 2007 Full Review Josh Larsen LarsenOnFilm What lingers are the quieter, actorly moments... Rated: 3.5/4 Apr 19, 2022 Full Review Tim Stevens The Spool In arguably the most humanistic work of his career, Coppola forgoes the epic in favor of the personal. Apr 23, 2021 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...an affable yet somewhat forgettable endeavor predominantly dominated by cookie-cutter elements... Rated: 2.5/4 Apr 24, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Francis Ford Coppola
      Executive Producer
      Barrie M. Osborne
      Screenwriter
      Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner
      Distributor
      Columbia Tristar, TriStar Pictures
      Production Co
      TriStar Pictures, Zoetrope Studios
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 10, 1986, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 16, 2012
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $37.7M
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