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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute guilty pleasure
This movie is an absolute gem.
The story as i'm sure you may know is about a modern day NYC girl and an 18th Century Duke who through a time hole meet up and fall in love.
Yes I know it sounds soppy, yes I know it sounds a little nauseating but this movie is pure joy
The acting and chemistry between Ryan and Jackman is beautiful and you can't...
Published on 19 Aug 2008 by J. A. Walls
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "...I Don't Want Him Dressed! I Want Him Resplendent!"
*** BLU RAY Reissue ***
Very old-fashioned in its own way - and possessing a great bunch of actors clearly enjoying themselves - "Kate And Leopold" is still a lovely movie to watch - even now.
Unfortunately the BLU RAY reissue of it is good rather than great. The print is pretty in some outdoor New York sequences for sure - streets - Central Park (a...
Published 18 months ago by Mark Barry, Reckless Records, ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Girlie Movie,
This review is from: Kate And Leopold [DVD]  (DVD)Light hearted movie for Sunday watching with some girlfriends with box chocs and cuppa or bottle of wine- old fashioned romance with modern twist.
4.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous but fun,
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable romantic comedy,
4.0 out of 5 stars Hugh Jackman's first film.,
This review is from: Kate And Leopold - Meg Ryan & Hugh Jackman [DVD] (DVD)Daft plot but enjoyable enough for further viewings. 3 main characters are well played. Historical Concept very interesting. Will think of this film every time I am in an Otis lift!
3.0 out of 5 stars An uneasy mixture of various film styles and genres., May 10, 2004,
Stuart (Live Scheiber), an inventor and Kate's ex, discovers a time wormhole and travels back to 1876 New York. Leopold (X Men's Hugh Jackman), who invented elevators, chases him from his uncle's house, where he is to announce his bride to be, back through the wormhole into modern day New York. Leopold was to marry into money since his family has run short of funds. The rest of the movie shows Leopold adjusting to the modern world and wooing Kate (Ryan) off her feet. The first half plays like a natural "fish out of water" story. Stuart conviently has an elevator accident, getting him out of the majority of the movie. Also making an appearance, Charlie (Breckin Meyer), Kate's brother, spends a lot of time with Leopold, thinking him another actor. Beware: spoiler ahead. If you know anything about films, it's obvious how this is going to end, so it's not really a spoiler. Kate and Leopold go back to 1876 New York to live happily ever after.
The biggest problems I had with this movie was the uneasy mixture of science fiction and romance. The exact same story could have been told without involving time-travel. An excellent film in its own right, Splash took the "fish out of water" story and succeeded quite admirably. Here, the science fiction is little more than a gimmick to dress up a rather formulaic story. The most depressing thing of all, however, is Ryan has proven you can quite successfully have a "chick flick" while having an excellent supernatural slant (City of Angels).
KATE AND LEOPOLD gives us a rather unrealistic love story. KATE AND LEOPOLD is just an elegant man sweeping a boring woman off her feet. Why Leopold would want Kate, other than she has Meg Ryan's looks, is beyond me. Another problem with the story, however, is Stuart the inventor. He is by far the most interesting character, and I kept wishing to see more of him. Leiv does a wonderful job with the role, and the most interesting sections are the all-too brief scene of him in 1876 New York and again in the psychiatric ward. The best and most captivating scene deals with Leiv explaining to a nurse that he is not crazy. I won't ruin it for you if you do decide to see the film, but his explanation is absolutely wonderful, and is easily the highlight of the film.
However, he is taken out most of the movie because of an elevator accident, which makes no sense. The logic of the movie is since Leopold did not invent the elevator, then all the shafts would be empty. Well, if there were no elevators to begin with, why would there be shafts? This is just sloppy writing. The next time the writers want to do a cross-genre film, I hope they do a much better job than this film.
I give it a low three maybe a high two for a squandered opportunity of making another good cross-genre film like CITY OF ANGELS and involving an unrealistic love story.
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic :-),
This review is from: Kate And Leopold [DVD]  (DVD)this film is very girly with a lol in places, good chill out film with a happy ever after :-)
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Film,
This review is from: Kate & Leopold [Blu-ray]  [US Import] (Blu-ray)I really like Time Travel films and this one does not disappoint to.
The picture was really good on my 50 inch LG TV and its a great film to.
I give Kate & Leopold a 7 out of 10 to.
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate & Leopold,
This review is from: Kate And Leopold [DVD]  (DVD)I enjoyed this DVD immensely. I have watched it several times. It is a feelgood film and Hugh Jackman is superb!
4.0 out of 5 stars kate and leopold,
This review is from: Kate And Leopold [DVD]  (DVD)saw this movie on tv but missed quite a lot of it. so ordered it and was not dissappointed. Good movie. Hugh Jackman and the other co star acted in wolverine together.
5.0 out of 5 stars Kate and Leopold,
This review is from: Kate And Leopold [DVD]  (DVD)A fantastic film with very little swearing. It was a pleasure to watch, romanitic and funny. It shows the difference in the standards of now and the 19th century. It also shows how we think we want something but our heart may want something different and we may not even realise it. The film is not too long or too short as it's running time is only one hundred and thirteen minutess. However those one hundred and thirteen minutes make an awe-inspiring love story that every girl wishes they could be in.
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Kate And Leopold [DVD]  by James Mangold (DVD - 2003)