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Prelude to a Kiss (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 10 July 1992 (USA)
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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Uncle Fred
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Minister
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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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Hechizo de un beso  »

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$20,006,730 (USA)
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The original stage production, a 1990 Tony Award nominee for Best Play by Craig Lucas, opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre on May 1, 1990 and played 440 performances before closing on May 19, 1991. See more »

Goofs

When they were in flight they were over Lake Michigan. No flight path for either airport would have taken them that way. See more »

Quotes

Rita Boyle: ...life's a busman's holiday with you!
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Referenced in Grosse Pointe: Prelude to a Kiss (2000) See more »

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Matilda, Matilda
Written by Norman Span
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Unconventional, perhaps...but still rigidly part of an unconventional formula
3 May 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Craig Lucas adapted his own hit play about a nervous newlywed (Meg Ryan) inadvertently exchanging souls just after the wedding ceremony with a lonely, elderly man via a magical smooch. Lucas works hard trying to keep his script free from the often-tread "body switching movie" genre, but he has nothing else to fall back on. Bridegroom Alec Baldwin (who also played this part on stage) fidgets about trying to do something other than look confused, and Meg Ryan (after the switch) is stuck doing even less. The old-fashioned handling by director Norman René is too-cute--and though Baldwin and Ryan are a nice screen match, this premise never allows that union to become important to us. *1/2 from ****


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