In this time travel spin a woman (Peggy Sue) at her high school reunion has a heart attack and while lingering between life and death, is transported back in time to her high school days. Peggy Sue knowing that her boyfriend Charlie will turn out rotten after she marries him, is determined not to repeat the same mistakes of the past.
Peggy Sue tries to distance herself from Charlie and has an affair with a rebel/philospher student to try to change things. While doing this she learns about Charlie that she never knew and ends up falling in love with him all over again.
I really enjoyed this film and it shows that Peggy Sue with all her future knowledge and superior attitude is still unable to change what originally occurred.
"Peggy Sue Got Married" is a classic. It is a great, funny and cute film. Who would have thought that Coppola could produce something as good as this and do it successfully. Peggy Sue is going to her high school reunion. She hits her head and revisits her high school days. Peggy Sue has a choice, travel the once traveled path (get pregnant young and end in a broken marriage) or take the alternate route. Will she follow her heart or her head? Will she rediscover love? This is a great film. Kathleen … more
Kathleen Turner gives an enchanting performance in Francis Ford Coppola's delightful "what if?" fable PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED.Peggy Sue (Turner) is a disillusioned woman when she attends her high school reunion. Having just divorced her high school sweetheart (Nicolas Cage), and life, it seems, can't get worse. Faced with her old self, the old "if I knew then what I know now" idea comes into play, and when she is crowned Queen of the Reunion, she suddenly collapses and awakens as her teenaged self, … more
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Francis Ford Coppola's passable 1986 comedy stars Kathleen Turner as an unhappy, middle-aged woman who goes back in time to her high school years and meets her future husband (Nicolas Cage) all over again. A lightweight entry from Coppola (The Godfather,Apocalypse Now), the film has some clever, backward-looking jokes (Turner's character laughs incredulously when someone turns up with a brand-new Edsel); and the lead actress does bring intelligence and searching emotions to her role. Cage (Coppola's nephew), who specialized in these dumb-guy roles back then (seeRaising Arizona), is in sharp, raw form. Worth a visit, but don't expect to be bowled over this time by the legendary director. The DVD release has optional full-screen and widescreen presentations, theatrical trailer, optional Spanish soundtrack and optional Spanish and French subtitles.--Tom Keogh