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Kate & Leopold
Director: James Mangold
Screenplay: James Mangold, Steven Rogers
Producer: Bob Weinstein, Cathy Konrad, Christopher Goode, Harvey Weinstein, Kerry Orent
Cast: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer, Natasha Lyonne
Genre: Comedy

Running Time: 118
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Studio:  Miramax DVD Region:  1 PG-13
DVD Release:  Jun 2002 Discs:  1 (Cloud) [$14.99]
Reviews:  Hokey but heartfelt, "Kate & Leopold" revitalizes an old idea, and amiable casting makes this romantic fantasy work almost in spite of itself. Knowing that he'd be risking comparison to "Time After Time" and "Somewhere in Time" if he delved too deeply into time travel, director James Mangold ("Girl, Interrupted") briefly introduces an elusive "time portal," then wisely skirts the issue altogether. Instead, he focuses on kismet, etiquette, and fading traditions of chivalry as bachelor Duke Leopold of Albany (Hugh Jackman) is accidentally swept from 1876 to present-day 2001. Adjusting to the shock of his temporal displacement, he falls in love with Manhattan executive Kate (Meg Ryan), whose ex-boyfriend (Liev Schreiber) is Leopold's great-great-grandson. But Leo can't stay in the future, and this breezy comedy proves yet again that time is no barrier when true love is involved. Hardly original, but Ryan's doing what she does best, making "Kate & Leopold" a bona-fide crowd pleaser--past, present, and future. "--Jeff Shannon"

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