Peggy Sue Got Married

Peggy Sue Got Married

DVD - 1998
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Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Video, c1998
ISBN: 9780767812146
076781214X
Branch Call Number: DVD Comedy / Peggy 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container +,1 insert

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biffblack
Sep 04, 2016

I'm stunned by the harsh crassness of the 2-star and 3-star "reviews" of this film (they are more like smug condemnations than anything resembling feeling or thought). Live a little, people, before you type. PSGM stands out as a sweet, sensitive picture, almost unique in the Coppola canon. It's closest relative may be the manic 1967 You're a Big Boy Now, which was much broader, more antic, and more experimental. Wait until you're over the age of 40; then the mildly whimsical generosity of spirit of this picture may make more sense to you. To see a genuinely confused FFC pic, skip ahead to 1987's Gardens of Stone -- now that is worthless!!!! UPDATE 9/19/2016 -- I just watched this film again. I first saw it theatrically in 1986 when I was all of 19. I liked PSGM well enough then; however, seeing it again at 49 was an even richer experience. This movie ages well, which is almost the entire point. It's just about the only mainstream, major-studio Hollywood film I can name that achieves a kind of dream logic. If the movie floats along -- who is Rosalie? why is she in a wheelchair? why is Peggy so sad/glad to see Nancy again? -- without explanations or so-called "development," remember that the dreams sent forth by our sub-conscious minds don't "develop" either. Coppola's fluid direction, in tandem with the gorgeous cinematography and poignant script, attain a difficult to achieve state in such a way that seems effortless. This movie has an uncanny blend of the rueful and amusing -- Peggy's gratitude and sorrow at being able to connect with her dead grandparents one more time -- and the heartfelt gusto with which she sings the pledge of allegiance to the near-mortification of her hip classmates: all of this rings so true emotionally. It's a great film in drag as a facile comedy.

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lukasevansherman
Jun 19, 2016

Does the library really need this on DVD and blu-ray? In the 1970s Francis Ford Coppola made a handful of films that are among the best American films ever made: "The Godfather," "The Conversation," "The Godfather II," and "Apocalypse Now." He founded his own company, American Zoetrope, and pretty much went bankrupt with the flawed, ambitious "One From the Heart." He spent the next decade making mostly lame commercial movies and never recovered his greatness. "Peggy Sue Got Married" is, like "Back to the Future," a time travel movie, although it doesn't even bother with an explanation. Kathleen Turner passes out at her high school reunion and wakes up in 1960. Turner is good and there are a lot actors in early roles, including Nic Cage (eccentric even back then), Jim Carrey, Helen Hunt, Joan Allen, and Sofia Coppola. It's pretty silly and pretty lame. The title comes from a Buddy Holly song.

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22950006357453
Oct 29, 2014

mediocre movie made watchable for cages' acting job

Veepea Sep 24, 2013

This movie was not what I was expecting, it wasn't a fun, time-travel film, it was more about what will happen between Peggy-Sue and her goober boyfriend/husband who is really not an attractive human being. I was disappointed.

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Monolith
Apr 22, 2012

This cute, corny 1986 film from Francis Ford Coppola has its moments. Although Kathleen Turner (then 32), and Nicolas Cage (Coppola) (then 22) don't really have the right fit because of the obvious age difference, Cage and his ridiculously high pitched voice obviously got the part because of Uncle Francis. Anyways, WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE to have Peggy Sue's chance to go back in time, knowing what I know now... do things differently... There isn't nearly enough room here. I'd love to see my parents again. Be more appreciative of them. It's nice to dream...

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Monolith
Apr 22, 2012

Michael Fitzsimmons (to Peggy Sue): "I'm going to check out of this bourgeois motel, push myself from the dinner table and say, "No more Jell-o for me, mom!" "

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Monolith
Apr 22, 2012

Peggy Sue: "Grandpa, if you had a chance to go back and do it all differently, what would you have changed?" Barney Alvorg: "Well, I would have taken better care of my teeth."

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Monolith
Apr 22, 2012

Peggy Sue (drunk): "I'm an adult. I want to have fun. I want to go to Liverpool and discover the Beatles."

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Emily38
Dec 19, 2009

Emily38 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Emily38
Dec 19, 2009

If you could live your life all over again, would you change anything? Kathleen Turner, portraying Peggy Sue, gets the chance to answer this tantalizing question in Francis Ford Coppola's acclaimed romantic comedy. Co-starring Joan Allen, Nicolas Cage, Helen Hunt, and Jim Carrey, PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED is a humorous, heartfelt fantasy about the golden opportunity almost everyone has longed for at least once.

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