Peggy Sue Got Married
Full of regrets and facing divorce, middle-aged housewife Peggy Sue Bodell is given the chance to go back in time and change her fate, splitting up with her future husband before he breaks her heart in this wistful fantasy.
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- Francis Ford Coppola
- This movie is
- 1987 Golden Globe Awards
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
- Top 100 Laughs nominee
- 1987 Academy Award®
- Best Actress nominee: Kathleen Turner
- Best Costume Design nominee
- Best Cinematography nominee
PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
French, English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Francis Ford Coppola's fantasy dramedy focuses on a 45-year-old Peggy Sue waking up in her 17-year-old body. With another chance to live her high school life, she decides to explore her wild side by rebelling (she drinks from her parents' liquor cabinet) and sleeping with the school's mysterious loner. But she also decides to be kind to the class nerd and reevaluate her decision to marry her popular boyfriend. Most of the issues she deals with (sex, partying, life after high school) still resonate today with teens.
- Sexual Content
- Peggy Sue discusses her husband's affair with a "bimbo." Back in the past, several couples kiss passionately, especially at a dimly lit "make-out party." Peggy Sue asks Charlie for sex, but he awkwardly refuses. In a later scene, they're obviously about to make love on the floor of a greenhouse (no nudity whatsoever). While in 1960, Peggy Sue also sleeps with the school's beatnik poet on a picnic blanket.
- An angry Charlie roughly pushes Peggy Sue against the wall.
- Occasional religious exclamations like "God!" or "God damn," as well as the standard PG-13 curses: "ass," "bitch," "s--t," etc. Several euphemisms for sex are used (intercourse, go to bed, make love, etc.), and Peggy Sue calls Charlie's penis various names ("thrill hammer," "thing," "Lucky Chucky," to name a few).
- Social Behavior
- Given the opportunity to change her future, Peggy Sue realizes she makes mostly the same decisions.
- Several inventions are mentioned but not their brands: running sneakers, computer chips, panty hose, etc.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- At the pivotal high school reunion, two characters are shown about to snort cocaine and others drink and smoke cigarettes. Back in 1960, Peggy Sue drinks in several scenes -- from her parents' liquor stash, with friends at a party, and at a lounge. She also smokes "reefer." Older men smoke pipes.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it