KATE AND LEOPOLD (Theatrical Release USA 2001)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Stars ìììì

Kate and Leopold—fun, clean—worth watching. I like Hugh Jackman in almost anything. He’s got charisma and looks. I’ve never felt ‘not entertained’ in a Hugh Jackman film. This movie is no exception; it’s true Hugh to the tee. Liev Schreiber turns into a surprisingly good casting choice teamed with Jackman and reminds me of how well they interacted when cast as brothers in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

Storyline

Leopold (Hugh Jackman), an English Duke, invents things like elevators. Stuart Besser (Liev Schreiber) follows him taking pictures of the scenery. What Leopold doesn’t know is that Stuart Besser is his great grandson who has traveled back in time through a portal in the atmosphere near the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. So when Leopold follows Stuart to the then unfinished Brooklyn Bridge, he becomes caught in the future as he tries to save Stuart from falling from the unfinished side of the bridge. The story is ‘on’ as Leopold endeavors to adjust to the future.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director James Mangold for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Kerry Orent, Meryl Poster, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Kate McKay (Meg Ryan), Charlie McKay (Breckin Meyer), Darci (Natasha Lyonne), J.J. Camden (Bradley Whitford), Uncle Millard (Paxton Whitehead), Dr. Giesler (Spalding Grey), Colleague Bob (Josh Stamberg), Ad Executive Phil (Matthew Sussman), Patrice (Charlotte Ayanne), and Otis (Philip Bosco).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a film to love.

Ben Meyers

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