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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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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
Sydney Walker ...
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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Bridesmaid #1
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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 they were in flight they were over Lake Michigan. No flight path for either airport would have taken them that way. 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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Connections

Referenced in The Exes: Prelude to a Kiss (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

A Certain Smile
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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weird little turn
29 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Peter Hoskins (Alec Baldwin) is conservative and Rita Boyle (Meg Ryan) is a free-spirit. She has insomnia. They fall in love and get married. An elderly man happens upon their wedding and kisses Rita after their vows. Their spirits switch places. Rita in the old man's body is confused and stumbles away. Meanwhile, Peter takes Rita to their Jamaican honeymoon.

This is an odd relationship and an odd rom-com. It's divided in two parts. The first part has an uncertain and strangely sweet romance. It's not an easy rom-com but Meg Ryan provides her traditional charms. Then the movie takes a weird fascinating turn. It's hard to really have fun with this. Essentially, Rita has been hijacked by an old man. It's a little uncomfortable and not as fun as the movie wants it to be. Meg Ryan has fun with the twist but I don't have as much fun with it. I actually like Peter spending time with the old guy. It gets a little touching and sweet. This is a weird rom-com.


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