Kate & Leopold

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Fri­day, eleven, 8.30pm, PG (2001)

In a role that fits her like a glove, Meg Ryan plays Kate, an un­lucky-in-love New York ad­ver­tis­ing ex­ec­u­tive who dis­cov­ers that well-groomed English gent Leopold (Hugh Jack man) – who has been flung through time by her wacky sci­en­tist ex (Liev Schreiber) – is the per­fect sales­man for her low-fat cream­ery but­ter cam­paign. In be­tween film­ing the ad­verts, the wide-eyed Leo finds time to ride down a Cen­tral Park mug­ger on horse­back, teach Kate’s brother (Breckin Meyer) about the sub­tle nu­ances of chivalry, and woo the ca­reer gal with a can­dle-lit din­ner. The rather trite con­clu­sion is a bit po­lit­i­cally du­bi­ous, but thanks pri­mar­ily to Jack­man’s pol­ished per­for­mance, Kate & Leopold pro­vides some thor­oughly en­joy­able screw­ball mo­ments.

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