Peggy Sue Got Married
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During her 25th high school class reunion, middle-aged Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) tries to forget her marital problems with husband Charlie (Nicolas Cage) by renewing old friendships. Wondering if she made the right decisions in her life, Peggy Sue gets a chance to try again when, zapped into a time warp, she finds herself a teenager back in 1960. Armed with foreknowledge (the scene in which she tells off her algebra teacher is a particular treat), Peggy Sue gets to retrace the steps leading up to her unhappy marriage to high-school sweetheart Charlie. Will nerdish Richard Norvik (Barry… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

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"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."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Ignore the ridiculous happy ending of this film, and you have a much more fatalistic exercise in which Coppola eschews easy laughs in favour of the exposure of feeling and the fact that these people's lives, however empty, matter to them."
‑ , Time Out
"No masterpiece, but it at least imparts an important perspective about nostalgia."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The movie has many lovely moments and just as many dead spots, but its strengths make this atypical film from Francis Coppola a worthwhile viewing experience."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Nicolas Cage lets the comedy rip. "You mean my wang?""
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"It's grave, lumbering, arrhythmic, and bloated, an emotional hogwallow of catchpenny insights and easy sentimentality."
‑ Pat Graham, Chicago Reader
"Miss Turner's self-assured comic timing goes a long way toward salvaging the film, providing both moral and physical dimension to a role that scarcely exists."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The film often soars into the imaginary heavens of delight but then just as quickly sputters and crash lands due to Coppola's leaden helming."
‑ Brandon Judell, GreenCine
"Centering on a female protag (well-played by Kathleen Turner) and dealing with a similar universal fantasy of revisiting your past, Coppola's small-town fable is a wonderful companion piece to Back to the Future, which was released a year earlier."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"One of the best romantic comedies of the 80's...."Back to the Future" meets "Somewhere in Time""
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"What makes this treatment unique is that the jokes aren't so much derivative of pop culture, but are instead found in the learned wisdom of a middle-aged woman reacting to her own teenage dilemmas."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"This time Coppola apparently simply wanted to make a movie, and put some characters on the screen, and tell a story. He has, all right. This is one of the best movies of the year."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A charming little comedy grounded in an irresistable performance from Kathleen Turner."
‑ , Film4
"Coppola displays a rare light and comedic touch in this charmer."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"A very entertaining and involving movie boasting a cornucopia of delightful comic moments and scenes which go straight for the heart."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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