Movie Monday: Peggy Sue Got Married
Synopsis? Girly version of Back to the Future. Sort of. Peggy, who has just split up from her husband (played by Nicholas Caige. More on that later) faints at her highschool reunion, blasting her back in time to her senior year of high school. She suddenly finds herself in a world of grey, yellow, pink, aqua, and red.
Faced with the possibility for a do-over of her younger days, Peggy Sue has to decide if she really wants to be with her future husband, or chase after the artsy track star. She also deals with the frustrations often met by women who travel back in time. (Like, duh.) Lack of freedom, and immaturity in her relationships.
I thought it was kind of funny, and actually charming, how Francis Ford Coppola drew from the color schemes so often seen in movies from the 50s. The move was a bit cliche, I suppose. But it made for a beautiful view, and since the whole movie is supposed to be in a sort of dream sequence, I think it worked out quite well.
Now. The reason I waited so long to watch this movie? Nicholas Caige. I’m sorry for any Nick fans out there, but I find that he ruins most movies (Matchstick Men aside) he’s in. However, in Peggy Sue Got Married, he’s actually supposed to play the guy you love to hate- therefore enhancing the mood of the film, instead of detracting from it. The movie isn’t earth shatteringly awesome, but I thought it was a fun film, and a pleasant way to pass an evening at home.