Prelude to a Kiss

Prelude to a Kiss

Prelude to a Kiss

Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan lead this 1992 fantasy romance following a couple from their first meeting to their wedding day. However, everything changes when the bride comes into contact with an elderly man. Co-stars screen legends Ned Beatty and Kathy Bates.

1992Rating: PG105 minsUSA
ComedyFantasyRomance
Director:
Norman René ('Longtime Companion', 'Reckless')
Writer:
Craig Lucas
Cast:
Meg RyanAlec BaldwinNed BeattyKathy Bates

Prelude to a Kiss / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Thanks to a magnetic cast and intelligent adaptation, “Prelude to a Kiss” has made a solid transfer from stage to screen.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Prelude to a Kiss is squishy yet blah. It teaches the characters a lesson they don’t need to learn.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

In "Prelude to a Kiss," the prelude is sweeter than the kiss. That makes for a good 45 minutes or so. In this modern fairy tale, the love between Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan stands the test. But does the test have to be a deadly dull second half?

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

René’s direction is inexplicably ponderous. Baldwin, superb onstage, still manages a few moments of genuine ardor. But Ryan is hopelessly dim in a role Mary-Louise Parker made incandescent on Broadway.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Baldwin finds all the right notes in his performance, from Yuppie barfly to guy in love to a man faced with a large metaphysical embarrassment on his honeymoon. Meg Ryan is subtle in the way she signals that perhaps she is occupied by another personality.

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