Embedded with quirky comedy and soulful romance, this fantasy drama delves into the subject of time travel from a humorous perspective. 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. How will the relationship between Kate and Leopold unfold? Long-distance relationships have a way of getting complicated, but how will this relationship spanning time and space pan out?
Did you know?
In the film's original edit, Stuart was Leopold's descendant, which was Stuart's reason for specifically tracking him down. Criticism that this plot line also meant that Kate was Stuart's ancestor lead to those scenes being cut. In the Director's Cut version, however, this plot line is followed. Read More