Kate and Leopold
Kate (Meg Ryan), an ambitious New York advertising agency executive, has broken up with her brilliant but unemployed boyfriend, Stuart (Liev Schreiber). But Stuart secretly experiments with time travel and takes himself back to 1876 just as Leopold (Hugh Jackman), is being pressured to marry for money. Stuart arrives just in time to pluck Leopold from the clutches of matrimony and transport him into the present. Charming, handsome and chivalrous, Leopold soon wins Kate’s heart. As she unknowingly discovers the genteel manners of 1876, he discovers the ‘future’ mate intended for him. An old-fashioned love story with a twist of fantasy and a healthy helping of laughs, KATE and LEOPOLD delivers two hours of light-hearted entertainment for teenagers and adults.
Chivalry returns as Leopold teaches his new-found friends much about trust and respect. He even coaches Kate’s clueless, insensitive single brother on how to win the affection of a young woman by being a gentleman. The only slightly suggestive scene in this romantic, innocent love story shows a clothed Leopold and Kate asleep in bed together. Although his arm is around her, it’s apparent that no sex occurs. If he were from the current century, the lack of sex would seem unbelievable, but it’s Leopold’s very respectful behavior that attracts Kate. The cut-throat corporate world suddenly loses its appeal once she meets her prince charming. Although it’s a promising date movie, a few obscenities and several profanities push KATE and LEOPOLD into unacceptable areas.