Peggy Sue Got Married – 1986 – ep 129

Old Millennials Remember Movies

May 18 2022 • 1 hr 25 mins

What if you could travel back in time to undo all the stupid decisions you made as a teenager? Sounds like a fantasy of many Old Millennials out there, or really anyone who went to high school beyond yesterday. That's (sort of) the premise of "Peggy Sue Got Married," which sees the titular character played by Kathleen Turner pass out at her 25-year high school reunion and wake up in 1960 during her senior year. Her biggest decisions center on Charlie, the man she'd marry shortly after high school. They have two children together in the future, but Charlie also becomes a philandering car salesman, which isn't as cool as that other guy in high school who became a billionaire after writing a book about kites... or whatever. Oh, did we mention Charlie is played by Nicolas Cage doing a high pitched voice he modeled after the character of Pokey on "The Gumby Show"? The way he says the phrase, "MY WANG!" will be burned into your ears forever. As you might guess, Cage's bizarre acting choice created some friction with Turner, not to mention his uncle - the film's director, Francis Ford Coppola. Believe it or not, Old Millennials hosts Tyler and Angela have plenty to say about "Peggy Sue Got Married" before they even spend a second deciphering the Nic Cage of it all. Topics include the early antics of Jim Carrey in a supporting role, Peggy Sue's grandpa, who appears to be a member of the Stonecutters alongside Homer Simpson, as well some of the story's key omissions regarding the fatalist logic of Peggy Sue's journey. Can she really change anything in the past? Or is she only here to gain a new appreciation for the life she's chosen to live? But don't worry, Cage-fanatics, Tyler and Angela talk about him too, in particular that moment in which he goes full Nosferatu while sneaking into Peggy Sue's bedroom (Cage was just warming up for "Vampire's Kiss"). The big question: Even if you think it's a good performance, does Cage end up derailing the film's dramatic impact? Also discussed on this episode of Old Millennials Remember Movies The Northman (2022) Firestarter (2022) The Outfit (2022) Severance (Apple TV+ series) Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles (Netflix series) Valley Girl (1983) Jurassic Park (1993)

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