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Prelude to a Kiss

Year: 1992
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Norman René
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Meg Ryan, Kathy Bates, Ned Beatty, Stanley Tucci
A cute and sweet yet strange little fairy story-whimsy movie, this is a love story with a fantasy element, where Alec Baldwin and Meg Ryan are newlyweds when a kindly old man approaches them, asking to bless their marriage by kissing the bride.

Though it's never explained why nor particularly pondered over (other than the couple's realising what's happened and trying to reverse the effect), the man somehow switches souls with her during the kiss, condemning her to his dying body while he enjoys life anew.

The race is on to track him down – now living in a young woman's body – and trick him into kissing her again so the two can be together again the way they intended.

It's done in a languid and romantic way, probably the best possible approach to a story that could have been cornball-silly in any other genre.

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