Kathleen Turner received her first Oscar nomination for playing Peggy Sue in Peggy Sue Got Married.
Peggy Sue Got Married tries it's best to coast on it's fascinating concept - a woman is transported to her high school days just as she is about to face a long needed divorce. It really doesn't have too because the film is fine on it's own right, becoming a great creation of fantasy and warmhearted drama & comedy that makes the film entertaining. With the exception of Nicholas Cage, the film is almost perfect - making a lasting impression.
What's so wonderful about her performance is how Kathleen Turner can hit comedy just as well as drama - she can be funny, sad, hopeful, everything you could want. When she has a touching moment, it's all believable; no matter what my previous statements were, Peggy Sue Got Married wouldn't work had Kathleen Turner not been up to the challenge of such challenging material that requires her to be extremely charming, but not annoying. And unbelievably, she fills Peggy Sue with it all - there's never a moment where I was unimpressed with her choices, her husky voice seems extremely odd for a teenager but she thankfully makes up excuses for her voice being so withered. Overall this is a great, enjoyable performance full of life, fantasy, dreams, hope, comedy, and unbelievable wit. An impressive performance all around.