A Prelude to a Kiss
A Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 9, 2001
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61%
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Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

So-so romantic comedy fantasy that barely gets by.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...a gentle, romantic fantasy that will delight most viewers and leave a few others scratching their heads.

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.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This adult fairy tale gives us a glimpse of our unity with others and celebrates the enduring power of love.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The body-switching gimmick shouldn't work, but it really does.

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

Are romantic comedies supposed to give you the willies?

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Cute movie.
Jim Woehr
A Prelude to a Kiss is a strange but likable movie. It's about a dieing old man that switches bodies with a bride (Meg Ryan) on her wedding day.
John Ballantine
A dumb little tale about old men jumping bodies after kissing brides and all hell breaking loose. Don't resolve itself very creatively.
Leo L
A personal favorite.
Jason Cenzano
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.… More