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Kate & Leopold (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Romance  |  25 December 2001 (USA)
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Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment. Stuart finds a space near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time.... See full summary »



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Kate and her actor brother live in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, lives above her apartment. Stuart finds a space near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time. He goes back to the 19th Century and takes pictures of the place. Leopold -- a man living in the 1870s -- is puzzled by Stuart's tiny camera, follows him back through the gap, and they both ended up in the present day. Leopold is clueless about his new surroundings. He gets help and insight from Charlie who thinks that Leopold is an actor who is always in character. Leopold is a highly intelligent man and tries his best to learn and even improve the modern conveniences that he encounters. Written by Rosemea D.S. MacPherson

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,562,448 (USA) (21 December 2001)


$363,694 (South Africa) (20 September 2002)

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When Leopold is chasing Stuart down the stairs and out of his house, Stuart seems to jump a few metres in a second. In the Director's Cut version, the two guys actually bump into Kate there. See more »


At the mental hospital, Stuart claims that dogs are colorblind and wouldn't be able to see a rainbow. While dogs are colorblind (they have deuteranopia) they would still be able to see a rainbow, just not all of the colors of the rainbow. See more »


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Cute but dumb
7 January 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Liev Schreiber (badly used and miscast) travels from NYC 2002 to NYC 1862 (the how and why are never really explained). While coming back he accidentally brings a 19th century duke Leopold (Hugh Jackman) with him. Leopold meets Kate (Meg Ryan) and...well, you can figure it out from there.

The movie looks beautiful, is VERY romantic and Jackman is incredibly handsome, sexy, funny...God, those eyes of his...but this movie is really dumb. There are some plot turns that are unbelievable (the time travel is never explained; Jackman saves Ryan's purse from a mugger on horseback--literally; Jackman gets used to the 21st century way too quickly; do New Yorkers always leave their windows open so someone can clamber in off the fire escape?). Also Ryan has played this part once too often--she's getting too old and (sadly) she looks it. However, Breckin Meyer is very good and funny as her brother.

The only reason to see the movie is Jackman--he's just great. And it IS cute. So, it's worth seeing.

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