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Kate & Leopold

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Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, ...
Kate and Leopold: John Baer

Kate & Leopold

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
118 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/25/01
performer:
Hugh Jackman, Meg Ryan, Natasha Lyonne, Breckin Meyer, Liev Schreiber, Bradley Whitford
director:
James Mangold
distributor:
Miramax
author:
James Mangold, Steven Rogers
genre:
Comedy, Romance

We gave it a B-

Call me a killjoy, but there’s something insidious about a romantic fantasy — however frothy-fun — that requires a character to give up her real life to achieve happiness. In Kate & Leopold, Meg Ryan is a frazzled New Yorker with little luck in love until a time-traveling Brit (Hugh Jackman) comes into her life. There’s a will-they-won’t-they courtship and a culture clash or two, but ultimately the ”modern” woman makes a decision that would cause any therapist to blanch.