A Prelude to a Kiss
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Prelude to a Kiss is a strangely off-putting bit of whimsy, adapted by Craig Lucas from his own stage play. On her wedding day, bride Meg Ryan is kissed by a strange old man (Sydney Walker) who shows at the wedding uninvited. Ryan and Walker instantly exchange personalities, much to the discomfort of groom Alec Baldwin. In trying to set things aright, Baldwin makes the acquaintance of Walker's daughter Kathy Bates, who reveals that her father is dying from cancer and has no desire to return to his original body. The climax of Prelude to a Kiss hinges upon yet another osculation, this one a… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 61%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This Prelude to a Kiss is not only without charm and wit, but it's also clumsily set forth: many people seeing it may wonder what, in heaven's name, is going on."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"So-so romantic comedy fantasy that barely gets by."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"...a gentle, romantic fantasy that will delight most viewers and leave a few others scratching their heads."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This adult fairy tale gives us a glimpse of our unity with others and celebrates the enduring power of love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The body-switching gimmick shouldn't work, but it really does."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Are romantic comedies supposed to give you the willies?"
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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