Kate & Leopold
- 1 hr 59 min
Duke Leopold of Albany is a man outside his time. In 1876 he is an unmarried thirty year old who dreams of bigger things than what his family has planned for him. His Uncle schemes to have him marry a wealthy American heiress and bolster the depleted family fortunes. Leopold catches physicist Stuart Besser with a strange camera snapping photographs of elevator schematics Leopold's created. After following Stuart to the Brooklyn Bridge, Leopold tries to stop the stranger from falling from the Brooklyn bridge but they both plummet through a portal between the 19th century and the 21st. In the 21st century Leopold awakes confused and Stuart explains that he can forecast the appearance of time travel portals and that Leopold must remain in hiding until the next portal opens a week later. When Stuart leaves to walk his dog he's injured and then institutionalized after babbling about his discoveries. Left to his own devices, Leopold meets Stuart's neighbor and ex-girlfriend Kate and befriends she and her brother Charlie. Leopold is immediately interested in the ambitious career woman although she is at first skeptical of his charms. Eventually the pair start falling in love. They have a falling out when he refuses to act in a commercial which Kate has given him a part in because he hates the product and can't endorse something he doesn't believe in. Kate is unfazed both by his moral stance and his lecture about her integrity. Although the couple still has feelings for one another they end their relationship. Meanwhile Stuart escapes from the mental hospital and returns Leopold to his own century. Charlie and Stuart find Kate and show her pictures from Stuart's camera that he took back in the 19th century. The photos show her there with Leopold and Kate chooses the man she's fallen in love with over her career. The trio make it to the portal just before it closes and Kate goes to 1876 to find a resigned Leopold prepared to do what his uncle expects and marry a woman he doesn't love to get her fortune. Kate appears just as he's about to announce his engagement and, rather than saying his intended's name he says Kate's. The couple reunite with a passionate kiss.