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Kate & Leopold : If they lived in the same century they’d be perfect for each other.

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Back in the late 1980s and early 90s there was a big trend in romantic books with sci-fi themes coming out. Well, just like movies, book trends come and go. Now we are seeing vampires as the the big draw, but who knows what might be the next big thing? James Mangold decided to take one of those great tales from the 80s/90s and bring it to the big screen in 2001, hence the bad fashions and weed-whacker haircuts you’ll see on the screen, but the story itself is lots of fun, and not too serious. It’s just the breath of fresh air you might need after a crazy week of work.

At the beginning of the film, we see Stuart Besser (Liev Schreiber) as he is going around New York in the 1870s. Things look very brownstone, and the Brooklyn Bridge is in the process of being built. While he is at a reception at the bridge, he takes pictures with a tiny, very 21st century camera. He laughs every time the bridge designer refers to the great walkway at an “erection”. This irks another man in the crowd, Leopold (Hugh Jackman), a British nobleman whom has come to New York to find a rich bride to save his family’s name and fortune.