The up and coming Rolfe Kent gives us some likeable accompaniment to this time
travel themed romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and Hugh (Wolverine) Jackman.
Given the subject matter, this is a slightly above-average, at times inventive
offering which ultimately cannot transcend the limitations of its genre. The
best of what's on offer, 'Kate Goes to the Awards', a circus-like motif with
a European feel and the vaguely Elfmanesque mock dramatics of' 'I Want Him Resplendent'
suggest a colourful, somewhat quirky sensibility that encourages interest. Despite
this, much of the more subdued, romantic material, personified by tracks like
'"Dearest Kate…"' and 'Charles Wins Patrice, Leopold Wins
Kate' are merely adequate, although there is admittedly brighter fare to be
found on 'A Clock in New York', and 'Let's Go!', a jazzy, bluesy cue, reminiscent
in some ways of 60s spy music from the likes of Shifrin or Goldsmith. Add to
this a couple of songs, one sung by the ever popular Sting and you have a solid
An engaging concoction of musical styles, dictated to some extent by the time
travelling element in the story, although the effect is achieved with far more
subtlety than might be expected. Not without a certain amount of charm.