Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Breckin Meyer and Liev Schreiber
Directed by: James Mangold
Written by: Stephen Rogers
have two words for you: Hugh Jackman. Really, who cares
what the story's about?
this is a fluffy film, Meg Ryan (whom I adore) is in it. She's
doing what she does best...A hard working- no-time-for-love gal
with out a clue of the serendipity she's about to experience.
In short she gives all of us ne'er do wells in the love department
a glimmer of hope. Even if its Hollywood style hopes with a bit
of over the top hype - it's so bad out there- we'll take it. Bonus:
Movies are still cheaper than Prozac!
(Meg -" no, no, I don't want his number. I have kind of bad
luck in real life. I'm fine on my own; thank you-" Ryan)
is too busy to dwell on her personal life. Time is money, etc.
Her ex-beau Stuart (Liev- he'll always be Orson Welles to me-
Schreiber) is also into time.
much so that he's created a time machine (go with it please)...
travels back and accidentally returns with a relative of his,
a duke from the 1800s. The duke, Leopold (Hugh
Jackman), has a lot to learn about the present. He still reacts
to women with respect, class and chivalry so completely lacking
in gents today (was that too bitter?).
is dashing, in the literal sense, and he's as charming as God
had originally intended -thusly tempting dear Eve, er, Kate! On
top of the timeless oozing charm he's viciously handsome with
exponents! Yum-o-rama! What's a girl to do?
and her brother Charlie (Breckin Meyer),
become sort of guardians of the time-traveler, and are teaching
the lad how to be more "normal" while they figure out
how to return him to his time.
sparks are flying as Kate starts to notice his charms and height!
Kate is bitten firmly on the arse by a huge lust filled smitt
bug. Long distance relationships have nothing on these two.
You'll get that entire guy from another time has no idea what
a TV is stuff and then some humor. Yes, the movie's fantastical,
yet completely watchable non-the-less.
Leopold and Kate make it work? Think of how you totally bought
into Meg's Tour de Force Chick Flick were a child of nine-ish
alone on a plane, (without I.D. or an adult liaison) from Seattle
to New York found his way to the Empire State building logic or
the fact that the guy at the other end of the e-mail she was getting
was a successful witty charming business man and not some one
eyed half limbed pedophile with a North Dakotaoan lisp -- so what
do you think? Ah, romance.
as with ninety-nine percent of Ms. Ryan's work she, again, plays
the all-American girl with a great job and a big beating heart
waiting to be discovered. It's her own little nitch and she does
it well. Her hair- is as always- a statement of adorable! I like
her, so shoot me. If you want high drama look for Judi
Dench, if you want fluffanutter and perkypoop go see Meg.
I even enjoyed her more serious role in Proof
Of Life , or Hanging Up,
when others were less than kind. I also still try to get people
to see Hurly Burly when they
whine about her! I see the talent, damn it. She makes all
us felines feel we too could, should, look good in grunge khakis
and men's tees- you go girlfriend!
the casting agents deserve a big hugh-ge hug for placing this
Hugh Jackman in the film. He's such a visual treat one can hardly
refrained from a post-orgasmic sigh! Few men exude this much sexual
charisma upon a screen. X-Men was
a soft porn for those who caught on to the chap early on. Remember
how we all suffered through Swordfish
for him? Well, we've earned Leopold.
Hugh's one of those hearty heaping helpings of Man Shepherd's
Pie; each layer more delectable than the last! And half the fun
of seeing a Jackman film is to drink in another layer of man he's
prepared for us, the fact he can actually act is a mute point.
Kate & Leopold is exactly what you think; Chickflick
Cinema de Pooff. It's another unlikely love story from Meg, the
established queen of the happy- frilly -fable girl films. Leave
the guys home for this one - be nice. Call the gals have a few
COCKtails and dash over to see this dashing Leopold strut about.
This film's way out there and there's hardly a grain of realism
to be found on a single frame...But every once and a while that
foots the bill precisely.
Crumpets and tea (we should get use to these things in case we
meet a 1800's guy)