Alec Baldwin's redeeming love for insomniac barmaid Meg Ryan is sorely tested in the screen adaptation of Prelude to a Kiss
, a talky, didactic fantasy-romance from the creators of LONGTIME COMPANION.
With few friends and no family, Peter Hoskins (Baldwin, reprising his role from the hit Broadway play), an editor of scientific journals on microfiche, is the quintessential urban lonely guy. One night at a party, however, all that changes when he meets Rita Boyle (Ryan), a lively, lovely
insomniac, would-be graphic artist and full-time bartender in Chicago. Peter finds he can't get Rita out of his mind and, when he goes to see her at the bar where she works,...