Kate & Leopold (2001)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance


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An English Duke from 1876 is inadvertedly dragged to modern day New York where he falls for a plucky advertising executive.

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14 February 2008 | Chrysanthepop
Typical Romantic Comedy With A Twist Of Time Travelling
'Kate and Leopald' is a typical romantic comedy, only this time one of the protagonists travels from the 30s (?) to modern day New York. It's clear that one shouldn't expect anything more than laughter and a few mushy moments of love from this film and that is the case. If one watches it with lower expectations, it can be quite enjoyable. I liked the Hugh Jackman - Meg Ryan pairing. They both share the required chemistry and provide some of the nicer moments. Ryan plays her usual romcom city lass persona (and I haven't tired myself from seeing her in such roles...yet but I now prefer to see her in different genres ). Hugh Jackman has a knack for comedy and he should do more such films if given a more intelligent script. Breckin Meyer and Liev Schreiber are great. To further prevent yourself from getting irritated, quit analyzing the film as there are several plot holes and some situations seem chopped. You can ask lots of question like how Leopold adapts to modern New York so quickly or how would an ultra-modern Kate (who's never travelled) make it in 30's (?) England (?) So one could enjoy it a little if they suspend their beliefs. even so, the ending seems a little too abrupt (predictable as it is). In spite of the flaws, there are the few nice moments and the few funny moments that don't make it all that bad.

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