Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kate and Leopold - 2001

Category: Movies

Genre: Drama / Romance

Director: James Mangold

Writer: Steven Rogers, James Mangold

Producer: Konrad Pictures, Miramax Films

Tagline: This Christmas, chivalry makes a comeback.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Meg Ryan, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer, Natasha Lyone, Bradley Whitford, Paxton Whitehead, Spalding Gray, Josh Stamberg, Matthew Sussman and more.

Kate (Meg Ryan) and her actor brother Charlie lives in N.Y. in the 21st Century. Kate's ex-boyfriend Stuart who is basically some sort of a scientist who specializes on "time travel" finds a time gap in the Brooklyn Bridge. Stuart goes back to the 19th Century while the Brooklyn Bridge was still being made and took pictures. Leopold who is a duke sees Stuart with his curious little camera he decides to follow him and was then transported to the 21st Century which really baffles him. He meets Kate and Charlie....

I had a ball of a time watching this because of it's "time travel-ish" plot. Although the romantic aspect is kinda predictable. Well.. it's Hugh Jackman!!!! So, i'm definitely enjoying it. Yes, it's not really an intellectual film... and come on let's slack off some of the flaws and just enjoy the movie.. I like the old english lines.... :) also one more reason is that Leopold is so much of a gentleman... that it makes one go wish we were back in the 80's.

Movie Quotes I Like

Leopold: That thing is a damned hazard!
Kate: It's just a toaster!
Leopold: Well, insertion of bread into that so-called toaster produces no toast at all, merely warm bread! Inserting the bread twice produces charcoal. So, clearly, to make proper toast it requires one and a half insertions, which is something for which the apparatus doesn't begin to allow! One assumes that when the General of Electric built it, he might have tried using it. One assumes the General might take pride in his creations instead of just foisting them on an unsuspecting public.
Kate: You know something? Nobody gives a rat's ass that you have to push the toast down twice. You know why? Because everybody pushes their toast down twice!
Leopold: Not where I come from.
Kate: Oh, right. Where you come from, toast is the result of reflection and study!
Leopold: Ah yes, you mock me. But perhaps one day when you've awoken from a pleasant slumber to the scent of a warm brioche smothered in marmalade and fresh creamery butter, you'll understand that life is not solely composed of tasks, but tastes.
Kate: [mesmerized] Say that again.

Kate: I'm not very good with men.
Leopold: Perhaps you haven't found the right one.
Kate: Maybe. Or, uh... maybe that whole love thing is just a grown-up version of Santa Claus; just a myth we've been fed since childhood. So, we keep buying magazines, joining clubs, and doing therapy and watching movies with hit pop songs played over love montages all in a pathetic attempt to explain why our love Santa keeps getting caught in the chimney.

Kate: Why are you standing?
Leopold: I am accustomed to stand when a lady leaves the table.
[So, Charlie gets up]

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