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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 ...
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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

Peter Hoskins: Je hebt erg witte tanden
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References The Wild Bunch (1969) See more »

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A Certain Smile
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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Sweet little movie
9 January 2001 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

I dismissed this movie as yet another romantic comedy when it came out in '92 and never gave it much thought until catching it recently on cable. It was quite surprisingly a very enjoyable film, for me mostly because of the chemistry between Meg Ryan and Alec Baldwin; I thought they captured the blissful uncertainty of falling in love and thought the subtext was an interesting commentary on love and marriage and what we see in others. It's no great work of art, but it is moving and sweet. I really enjoyed watching the two leading stars. Of course they're beautiful and all that, but they managed to seem human and flawed at the same time (as did the parents) and I didn't feel this movie was overly sappy at all. They seemed to talk to each other the way people do, and less like your typical Hollywood snappy dialogue. There were some interesting and touching moments, such as the contrast between what the old man thought a married couple should act and how Alec Baldwin thought they should, as he looked longingly at the couple kissing in the pool while his new wife (possessed by the old man) chatted away with an older couple.

Oscar winner Kathy Bates was totally wasted here though. I wonder if her part had been bigger and then got cut later.


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