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Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy | Romance  -  10 July 1992 (USA)
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A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it.

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Cast

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Peter Hoskins
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Rita Boyle
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Leah Blier
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Dr. Boyle
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Mrs. Boyle
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Jerry Blier
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Taylor
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Old Man
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Tom
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Aunt Dorothy
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Uncle Fred
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Minister
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Tin Market Musician
Frank Carillo ...
Tin Market Musician
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Bridesmaid #1
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Storyline

A couple fall in love despite the girl's pessimistic outlook. As they struggle to come to terms with their relationship, something supernatural happens that tests it. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language (sex related dialogue) | See all certifications »
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10 July 1992 (USA)  »

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Prelude to a Kiss  »

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$20,006,730 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alec Guinness originally was cast in the role as "The Old Man", but dropped out of the production. See more »

Goofs

When Peter is first in Rita's apartment and she unbuttons his shirt he sits down and the width his shirt is apart changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Peter Hoskins: What goes into one, Rita? A Long Island Iced Tea?
Rita Boyle: I'm sorry darling, I've forgotten.
Peter Hoskins: What, do you have it all written down behind the bar or something?
Rita Boyle: I'm on vacation.
Peter Hoskins: So you can't remember a drink recipe for something that I would like to order?
Rita Boyle: Peter, you're doing it again. You take a perfect situation and you pee all over it.
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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

The More I See You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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User Reviews

 
Lots of reviewers don't get this movie.
3 August 2004 | by (Montana, U. S. A.) – See all my reviews

If you watch this movie expecting a romantic comedy like You've Got Mail--which I thought was garbage, by the way, but then conventional love stories make me go "yeah, right,"--or compare it to other apparently similar movies where people switch bodies, you are going to be disappointed--unless you can open your mind and see that this is not a comedy at all, though written with light touch. The key to the movie is in the advice the heroine's mom gives the hero when he talks to her on the phone. The movie is about the nature of love, and whether it means more than just being attached to an attractive exterior. The "magical" aspect is just a way of confronting this question in a new and powerful way. Also, notice that almost the first conversation the two lovers have is about a book, The White Hotel, which is a depiction of life where the word tragic is maybe an understatement. Like many movies made from plays, the writing is crisp and to the point. Meg Ryan is fine, but Alec Baldwin is riveting when his world falls apart. He is a walking picture of grief, unable even to be civil to the bartender who is a friend. There is a great soundtrack, from the Cowboy Junkies and Lou Reed to Annie Lennox. There is one sublime moment, when the hero rises above all convention and expresses his love, leaving behind all rational, normal ideas of what is okay to do. Well, needless to say I love this movie. But hey, it is not everybody's cup of tea. Especially if you are too dumb and superficial to "get" it.


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