Kate and Leopold – Edited
Something about New York City seems to lend itself to romance and happenstance, just ask Kate (Meg Ryan), an ambitious, New York advertising agency executive. Kate has broken up with her brilliant, but unemployed boyfriend, Stuart (Liev Schreiber). But Stuart lives in the apartment above Kate, where he secretly experiments with time travel. He takes himself back to 1876 just as Leopold (Hugh Jackman), is being pressured by his uncle to marry for money. Stuart arrives just in time to pluck Leopold from the clutches of matrimony and transport him into the present, where Kate discovers him in Stuart’s apartment. Who could resist the charming, handsome and chivalrous Leopold? Certainly not Kate, who hasn’t a clue as to who this stranger is, or from when he came. And Leopold discovers the truly, future mate fate intended for him. An old-fashioned love story with a twist of fantasy and a healthy helping of laughs, KATE and LEOPOLD delivers two hours of light-hearted entertainment for teenagers and adults.
I love to watch Meg Ryan on this screen. Even though she plays very similar roles, she brings a sparkle and innocent quality to her characters. In “Kate and Leopold,” she finds that she is no good with men and has almost given up trying, but dives head-first into her career in advertising. Leopold accidentally comes into her life and the sparks start flying as they rapidly fall in love. But there is something that will disrupt their bliss and that is where the fun comes into play. While this is a typical tale in so many ways, if you like Meg Ryan, you will like her in “Kate and Leopold.”