I will write this review to somehow make up for the time partly lost on watching this promising but poorly written (or poorly cut) story. I watched it on a CD-ROM as it was enclosed free of charge to a local magazine. Having read several reviews below I will go along with the notion that the original idea of the movie creators was to make something better, but the pre-screening research indicated that something a bit worse might perhaps win more applause. The movie is well directed and even the story has its moments, but the overall impression is unfortunately that of a low budget TV throw-away. A single illustration of the problems with the sceenario: I was expectant as to how brilliantly the script is going to win for us the scene of a 19-th century duke paying for the dinner at a 21-th century top restaurant (to which Leopold invited Meg-Kate). My shot was that some gold coins will land on the table, or better still. In actual fact nothing happened. Well-done movies do not miss good opportunities while leaving loose ends instead. The script does a good job on why Kate falls in love with Leopold, but why it happens also the other way round, frankly, remains a mystery - I suppose Meg Ryan charm was to do the job for the script writer.