• Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Peggy Sue Got Married

Release Date: 1986

DVD Release Date: August 12th, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Peggy Sue Bodell (Kathleen Turner) attends her 25-year high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband, Charlie (Nicolas Cage). She regrets the decisions she has made in her life, such as getting pregnant by Charlie in high school. When she faints at the reunion, she awakens in 1960. Given the chance to relive her life, she changes many things. However, some choices are more complicated, as she begins to see young Charlie's charm and true feelings.

Cast: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Kevin J. O'Connor, Barry Miller, Catherine Hicks, Joan Allen, Jim Carrey, Lisa Jane Persky

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: TriStar Pictures, Zoetrope Studios

Keywords: Husband, Daughter, 1980s, Amusing, Small town, 1960s, Heartwarming, Endearing, Quest, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Peggy Sue is by no means a masterpiece of movie art, but it is an example of the sort of thoroughly enjoyable middle-brow Hollywood picture - clever, thoughtful, literate - that went missing about the time Peggy Sue got married. [10 Oct 1986]

  • 100
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Droll, pungent, and superbly told, Peggy Sue Got Married is more than a return to form for Francis Coppola. It's a film that reveals a new depth, a new sensitivity and a new sureness of technique for the 47-year-old director, a film that marks Coppola's entry into a rich, mature period. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Peggy Sue Got Married is a lot of things - a human comedy, a nostalgic memory, a love story - but there are times when it is just plain creepy, because it awakens such vivid memories in us. show more

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Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical