15 years to Kate& Leopold!
Ladies, don't we all wish to fall in love with a man from a different time. With different manners, different thoughts and just wooing you in a different way from what you know.
Its been 15 years for Kate & Leopold. The movie that got us all thinking this way. Let's analyze the best things about the movie!
"Kate & Leopold" is a preposterous time-travel romance in which the third Duke of Albany leaves the New York of 1876 and arrives in the New York of Meg Ryan. Well, of course it's preposterous: Time travel involves so many paradoxes that it is wise, in a romantic comedy like this, to simply ignore them. The movie isn't really about time travel anyway, but about elegant British manners vs. Modern slobbiness. Like the heroine of one of those romance novels her best friend reads, our gal Meg is swept off her feet by a wealthy and titled English lord.
Ryan plays Kate, a girl working in market research and is responsible for promoting products of dubious value. She's dating Stuart (Liev Schreiber), a half-loony inventor who discovers an opening in the matrix of time, jumps off the Brooklyn Bridge, finds himself in 1876--and returns with his own great-great-grandfather, Leopold, duke of Albany (Hugh Jackman).
It is inevitable that Kate will overcome her lukewarm affection for Stuart and fall in love with the dashing Englishman (even though the first time she sees him in military costume, she thinks he's dressed as Sgt. Pepper).
Meg Ryan does this sort of thing about as well as it can possibly be done, and after "Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've got Mail" here is another ingenious plot that teases us with the possibility that true love will fail, while winking that, of course, it will prevail.
"Kate & Leopold" wisely crafts together in the emotions of a build-up of a developing romance for its humor.
Instead, it uses its fish-out-of-water plot to show Leopold as a proper, well-behaved English aristocrat, astonished by what he finds in modern Manhattan. The different isnt much in their thoughts, but how emotions and care for each other transcends biases. Our upbringing can influence our decisions, but it can't influnce having genuine care for a person.
Worth a watch, again!