Prelude to a Kiss
Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

On her wedding day, bride Meg Ryan is kissed by a strange old man (Sydney Walker) who shows at the wedding uninvited. Meg and Walker instantly exchange personalities, much to the discomfort of groom Alec Baldwin. In trying to set things… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 10, 1992
DVD Release Date: January 9, 2001
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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

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