YMMV / Kate & Leopold

  • Critical Research Failure:
    • Not only does Leopold get the plot of The Pirates of Penzance wrong, the opera debuted three years after he traveled to the present, so he never could have seen it in the first place. The same is true with La Bohème which was written twenty years after Leopold's time travel. Seriously, folks, couldn't you have hired someone who actually has an inkling of knowledge about musical theatre?
    • The real life Duke Leopold is not in fact the inventor of the elevator. He would have been a generation late.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Viola Davis has a small part as a policewoman.
  • Values Dissonance: Leopold's belief that he cannot marry a woman without loving her is possibly anachronistic, and some level of progressive if not.