This is one of those pieces of film reviled by males the world over: A MEG RYAN ROMANTIC COMEDY. E[...]
KATE AND LEOPOLD sees Ryan playing herself as usual, but cleverly cast as an advertising executive in present day. Meanwhile in the 19th century a Duke named Leopold (Hugh Jackman) stumbles across a portal that brings him into the 21st Century. Obviously, given the title, their paths cross and despite the 200 year time space, they fall in love; as always happens in a Meg Ryan movie.
Jackman was good as usual, and I kept wondering why he wasted his time with this fluff. Meg Ryan on the other hand, is Meg Ryan; so she just basically stands around with her hair all mussed up looking cute for the entire movie. I kept expecting a little old lady to walk on in every other scene and pinch her cheek and make baby noises about what a cutesy-wutesy she is. Yes, she izzy wizzy.
DVD extras include a choice of viewing either the original cut or Director's Cut of the movie, an On Set feature, deleted scenes, director's commentary, photo gallery, a feature about the costume design and a Sting music video. If you're a woman, you'll probably love KATE AND LEOPOLD, but guys should steer clear. ...