The gallant Leopold charms, and is charmed by Stewart's ex, Kate (Meg Ryan), a hard-boiled cynical marketing expert who finds in Victorian idealism a corrective to her view of the world. And this is part of the problem with the film--we cannot entirely believe in Meg Ryan as a cynic, or that her problems can be resolved by going off to 1876 to be with her aristocratic sweetie, and much of the film has an oddly sour hostility to its heroine. Hugh Jackman is a delight in the fish-out-of-water scenes and Breckin Meyer is also very funny as Kate's actor brother, who assumes Leopold is a colleague sunk deep into the creation of a part.
On the DVD Kate and Leopold has crisp Dolby 5:1 sound, which allows the very different acoustics of the two historical periods to be neatly contrasted, and is presented in anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen. We get both the theatrical and Director's cut, both offered with commentary, though the Director's cut audio track is more polemical. The Director's cut restores some expository material and makes more sense. --Roz Kaveney
This is a love story with an accidental time traveller. Kate (Meg Ryan) is the ex girlfriend of a scientist (Stuart)who finds a portal back in time through Brooklyn Bridge. Read morePublished 9 days ago by S. M. Malone
One of the best rom coms I have seen. Great story and perfecr performances by Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman. I just love it.Published 11 days ago by Anne Sullivan
LOVE this movie! It's funny, touching, and well written. Hugh Jackman is superb in this role.Published 29 days ago by Sam Smith
Wonderfull warm and funny. Chemistry between Hugh Jackman and Meg Ryan worked really well. A good all round rom/com with period costumes.Published 4 months ago by Netty
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