Regretting her life as she enters middle-age, housewife Peggy Sue finds herself sent back in time with the opportunity to change her life to something better, creating an enjoyable mid-life and avoiding the heartbreak her current husband brings.
Kathleen Turner (Peggy Sue), Nicolas Cage (Charlie), Barry Miller (Richard), Catherine Hicks (Carol), Joan Allen (Maddy), Kevin O’Connor (Michael), Jim Carry (Walter), Lisa Persky (Delores), Lucinda Jenney (Rosalie).
Peggy Sue Got Married starts off a bit slowly with some mild background before Peggy Sue heads back in time. From there things get more interesting, for a few minutes, before the film starts to look like a High School drama. The only problem is that the High School students look to be in their late 20’s or early 30’s. Plot progression is mildly entertaining but some nice twists toward the end make things a bit more interesting.
Acting left a bit to be desired here. Turner did well, even better than she has done recently. Cage however was a mess and didn’t feel genuine in the least. Carry also felt plastic and fake. Miller, Hicks, Allen, and O’Connor did mildly better but the film still had a fake feel.
Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were pretty well done with a solid 1950’s feel to the film and decent attention to detail. The film obviously had a decent budget and Coppola did a good job with what he had. Dialogue was a bit campy at times but good, as were sound and soundtrack.
Overall Peggy Sue Got Married is a mild romantic comedy that is a bit light on the comedy. Though entertaining, the film isn’t exciting enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. It is more like being unable to stop watching a train wreck in progress. Those watching for the time travel aspect will be seriously disappointed.
With some mild foul language this should be fine for teens and above.
Peggy Sue Got Married is no longer showing in any Littleton Colorado movie theatres.
Star rating: 2 out of 5
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