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Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

PG-13  |   |  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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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
Ray Gill ...
Uncle Fred
Ward Ohrman ...
Minister
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Tin Market Musician
Frank Carillo ...
Tin Market Musician
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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. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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

Also Known As:

Hechizo de un beso  »

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$20,006,730 (USA)
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Trivia

Mary-Louise Parker was set to reprise the role of Rita Boyle that she originated in the original stage show but was replaced by Meg Ryan at the insistence of the studio due to Ryan being a bigger star at the time. 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

Old Man: Can I give you two a piece of advice?
Old Man: Floss.
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Referenced in Murphy Brown: Prelude to a Kiss (1994) See more »

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Sweet Jane
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Cowboy Junkies
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Modern day fairy tale
23 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

The DVD just became available near me so picked up the movie on an impulse. I remember seeing it on cable some time ago and being very touched by the story and the great performance of Baldwin. Having seen it again, its one of my favorite movies..and probably the best romance in my DVD collection.

Its a modern day fairy tale with a moral and timeless wisdom. It ponders the nature of true love....and then gives an answer. It asks the more contemporary question.."what do you do when the person you love becomes sick, repulsive and dying?"

Of course, this is an allegory for aids but the concept of loss is universal and Baldwin gives a great performance in conveying feelings of loss and helplessness.




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