|Kate & Leopold|
Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer
Widescreen; closed caption; English, French audio tracks; original theatrical version and director's cut; commentary by director James Mangold; deleted scenes with commentary; "On the Set" featurette; music video "Until" by Sting; "Costumes" featurette; photo gallery.
|Gallant and warm, Hugh Jackman ("X-Men") carries this mix of romantic comedy, sci-fi and fantasy. The personable Aussie leading man plays Leopold, a British duke transported by time-warp from 19th-century New York to modern-day Manhattan, where he falls in love with hard-nosed career gal Kate, played not-too-winningly by Meg Ryan. The premise is a little arcane: Kate's brilliant ex-boyfriend and upstairs neighbor Stuart (Liev Schreiber) uncovers a portal to the past that accidentally brings Leopold to the 21st century. When Kate meets Leopold, she thinks he's a kook. But Kate's brother (Breckin Meyer), an out-of-work actor, likes the dapper guy and takes him under his wing. Soon, Kate is smitten with Leo, while Stuart is frantic to send him back to the past and set the time line right. Although the chemistry between the two leads could be more heated and the film has to navigate plot holes left by the time-travel aspect of the story, it comes off as a pleasant, harmless date movie.|