Peggy Sue Got Married
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

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,… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 10, 1986
DVD Release Date: August 11, 1998
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: 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.

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.

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Time Out

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

No masterpiece, but it at least imparts an important perspective about nostalgia.

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

It's grave, lumbering, arrhythmic, and bloated, an emotional hogwallow of catchpenny insights and easy sentimentality.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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.

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Brandon Judell

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.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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A charming little comedy grounded in an irresistable performance from Kathleen Turner.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Cassie Hill
A great romance. Kathleen Turner is always amazing & so is Nick Cage. The story itself is adorable. Definitely one to watch. A special gem of the 80s. I… More
James Alvarez
When people say that time travel movies are not entertaining and lame this must be what they are referencing.
Aj V
As you can see from the title, Peggy Sue got married, but she isn't happy with her marriage. In this time travel comedy she goes back in time to see just… More
Mason Williams
Peggy Sue Got Married, is one of my all time favorite Kathleen Turner films. Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage star together in this film that takes Peggy… More
Jennifer D
Erm. I think I was expecting more. Had some funny moments, but for a genre "comedy" it was far too sappy. Although Nicolas Cage's ridiculous… More
xGary Xx
Lightweight time travel comedy that lacks the wit or invention of it's contemporary Back To The Future. There are some OK ideas, but Kathleen Turner lacks… More