Thursday, August 28, 2014

year 3 day 109

movie: Prelude to a Kiss
starring: Meg Ryan, Alec Baldwin
genre: Romance
year: 1992
format: Netflix Canada

plot: On their wedding day, a young couple find an old man crashes their party. Before leaving, he kisses the bride and swaps souls. The husband then spends the next few weeks trying to deal with it all.

Based on the stage play.

So the big moral of the story is finding true love no matter what package it's wrapped in. About how when two souls are meant to be together nothing will stop them.

When I first saw this film back twenty-two years ago, I thought it was one of the deepest films around. Now, all these years later, it's a bit cheesy.  Still a great love story, just doesn't flow the same as it seemed to when I was younger.

Body switch movies are a genre all their own, with major life lessons, usually about not taking things for granted. This one, dealt with not being afraid to be yourself, to just grab life by the balls and roll with it. And of course, that soulmates will always find their way to each other no matter what the situation.

I would have liked to have seen the whole supernatural element of it expanded. Simply having both characters wishing for something so badly for it to happen is great (the whole subject of law of attraction, I'll save for some other movie) but just for the sake of the film feeling like it wasn't as jump-cutty; would have liked just a bit more explanation.
I just have to wonder how two decades later, this movie would be handled if it were redone?

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