Prelude to a Kiss


Time Out says

Straight-as-a-die Peter (Baldwin) and ditzy bartender Rita (Ryan) are introduced at a party, fall swiftly in love and, despite differences, marry after a few months. At the wedding things start to go really wrong, for the couple and for us: after a congratulatory kiss from an old codger (Walker), Rita undergoes a massive personality change which first manifests itself on the honeymoon. For Peter, it's almost as if the body-snatchers have invaded, but when he bumps into the mysterious old buffer in the bar, it becomes clear that the scenario is less a study in sci-fi paranoia, more a matter of maudlin hokum. Very sticky.


Release details

106 mins

Cast and crew

Norman René
Craig Lucas
Alec Baldwin
Meg Ryan
Kathy Bates
Ned Beatty
Patty Duke
Sydney Walker
Stanley Tucci
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