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      Prelude to a Kiss

      PG-13 Released Jul 10, 1992 1 hr. 46 min. Fantasy List
      63% 27 Reviews Tomatometer 39% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score 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. Read More Read Less

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      Steve D A ridiculous unwatchable mess. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Aside from the fact that there is no conflict whatsoever until halfway through the movie, the issue is that the possibility of an old man's soul in a manic pixie dream girl's body really isn't all that bad and honestly sounds like my wife. Cannonical scale: 1/5 Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review uncle p Story/Screenplay: (3/5) What an odd story. It was looking like a boring romantic comedy, then it took off to la-la land before I knew what was happening. Interesting, but too much boring for the first half of the story, and too little fantasy during the last half. Duration/Tempo: (3/5) At 1 hour and 45 minutes, it's an average length movie that felt longer. Cast & Crew: (3.5/5) Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan were good, but the chemistry between them was lacking. Sydney Walker glittered more than his better known costars. Summary: (3/5) The story was OK, the cast was good, and the film felt longer than it actually was. Overall, a thumbs down. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review kevin e I've always enjoyed this movie, and my wife likes it too. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie is original with a great twist at the end. It has to be one of Meg Ryan's best movies, and so underrated. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Absolutely, completely, mind bogglingly bonkers Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/28/20 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Critics Reviews

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      Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader Prelude to a Kiss shares with those early 40s romances a certain atemporal ambience and a purity in its treatment of love, which is central to its charm. May 26, 2022 Full Review David Ansen Newsweek It's a novel, and zany, romantic dilemma, and though Lucas gets plenty of laughs out of this preposterous situation, what's singular about Prelude to a Kiss is the depth of feeling it wrests from this whimsical conceit. Feb 9, 2018 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: C- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Jas Keimig The Stranger (Seattle, WA) It's all a bit cheesy and awkward... Jan 11, 2022 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com As a reflexive meditation on the nature of love in the AIDS era, this erio-comedy is poignant but it still bears too much the theatrical sensibility of the source material. Rated: C+ Aug 6, 2008 Full Review Betsy Bozdech Reel.com A thoughtful, magical romantic dramedy that pre-dates most of Baldwin's attempts to simultaneously be both himself and a cartoon of himself. Rated: 3/4 Sep 1, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Norman René
      Executive Producer
      Jennifer Ogden
      Screenwriter
      Craig Lucas
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      20th Century Fox
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 10, 1992, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $19.3M
      Sound Mix
      Surround