Monday, April 4, 2011

Peggy Sue Got Married

  Directed by Nicolas Cage's uncle, Francis Ford Coppola, the movie revolves around Peggy Sue played by Kathleen Turner. When the movie begins we meet Peggy Sue as a forty-something housewife facing a divorce from her estranged husband Charlie played by Nic Cage. At her 25th high school reunion, Peggy Sue faints on stage and awakes to find herself transported back to her teenage body with the knowledge that her high school sweetheart Charlie turns out to be a lying, cheating scumbag who just never amounts to much.

  In what I can loosely describe as a female version of Back to the Future, Peggy Sue Got Married explores the concept of what you would do if faced with the opportunity to relive your life, in a lighthearted but also slightly dramatic way. Once Peggy Sue gets over the initial shock of finding herself a teenager again, she begins railing against her teenage boyfriend Charlie for sins he has not yet committed. As the story unravels, things become more complicated and it becomes clear that there are reasons why Charlie lost his way.

  Notable appearances include Catherine Hicks (the mom from 7th Heaven) and Joan Allen (the mom from Pleasantville). A young Jim Carrey and Sophia Coppola make an appearances as well.

  Kathleen Turner was nominated for a best Actress Oscar for her performance while Nic Cage's performance was ridiculously bad. Cage performs as Charlie with a nasal voice reminiscent of PeeWee Herman but he can't seem to keep the act up. The voice is constantly fading in and out and it's pretty distracting. Thus far in his career, Nicolas Cage doesn't really seem to have found himself as an actor and it shows.

Here's a look at what Kathleen Turner has been up to lately on one of my favorite shows right now, Californication:

On a related note, I recently lost my voice and someone remarked that I sounded a lot like Kathleen Turner.

1 comment:

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