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Issue: Summer, 2003

Peggy Sue Got Married movie review

Supernatural Time Travel

Peggy Sue (Kathleen Turner) is being brave about her divorce from her high school sweetheart (Nic Cage). She has some regrets, mainly that she got pregnant and got married. Now she's gone back to her school days (1960) and she has a chance to do it all over again -- but what will she do with the benefit of hindsight? What will she change? What will she do the same?

I have certain unresolved issues about your father: I don't trust him.

Peggy Sue Got Married is a time travel story in the tradition of 'soft' science fiction. The technology that transports her back in time is not relevant -- it is merely a device to create the classic "what if?" scenario.

Movie poster, Peggy Sue Got Marries; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Peggy Sue Got Married
...or will she?

Peggy Sue has a lot of fun with comparing 1960 with the 1980s.

For some reason everything else gets tiny and portable radios get enormous.

If you pay close attention to what is happening in the life of Peggy and her family in 1960, you'll see that even the second time around Peggy is oblivious to some of the realities around her.

Fun, and with more substance than it seems at first.

Move poster, Peggy Sue Got Married; Festivale film review

Move poster, Peggy Sue Got Married

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by Ali Kayn
Australian release 5 March 1987
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Title: Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Written by: Jerry Leichtling (scr) & Arlene Sarner (scr)
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
running time: 103 mins
rating: PG

The Players: Kathleen Turner, Nicholas Cage, Catherine Hicks, Joan Allen, Jim Carrey, Lisa Jane Persky, Helen Hunt

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