This is a movie I can watch over and over again. Mainly, because Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman are a pleasure to watch. But also for so much more.
For an old world charm, for courteousness and chivalry, for handwritten notes. For a slower time. Well not slower exactly. But without rush and unnecessary haste. For rooftop dinners. And elaborate, luxurious clothes.
For the pleasure of seeing someone take his time to do whatever he wants. And taking the time and putting in the effort to be polite and kind always. For reminding me to do so. For the little details that matter a lot, that can make you so happy.
My favourite line in the movie is when Charlie is telling Patrice he likes her and says ‘You’re graceful’. I don’t think I’ve ever heard this before.
A few years back, if you had asked me what are the most important traits in a person, I would have said integrity, justice and courage. Today I would add grace and kindness.
Hence watching Leopold is sheer pleasure.