Who wouldn’t like the chance to go back to high school and do it all over again? To tell off those mean girls who made your life hell. To inform the math teacher that you know, without a doubt, that you will never use algebra again. In Francis Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married, the title character (Kathleen Turner) gets the chance when she is transported from her 25-year high school reunion to her senior year of high school. Unhappy with how things turned out in her present-day life — in which she is separated from her cheating husband (Nicolas Cage) — she makes different choices in the hope of rewriting her present reality. But like all good time-travel movies, Peggy Sue learns a valuable lesson: you can’t fight fate. She resigns herself to making the same decisions and sleeps with her now husband, knowing she will become pregnant and marry him all over again. But when she is transported back to the present, she discovers that she may have helped rewrite her future after all.
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