A Rip in Time Plot Summary An organic farmer meets a man who claims to be from 1787, named Rip Van Winkle Jr., and she soon discovers old-fashioned romantic feelings. Starring: Torrey DeVitto and Niall Matter Image: Crown Media Niall Matter Is Amazing in His Role Niall Matter often plays the sweet guy-next-door who is gentle and laid-back with a keen sense of humor. In his role as Rip Van Winkle Jr., Matter gets the chance to venture beyond the Hallmark leading man stereotype and demonstrate his versatility as an actor. He seems genuinely perplexed and amazed by 21st century life in America, and as he tries to adapt to the shocking changes from his own era, he hangs on to the gentlemanly customs of his period that makes him such an honorable man. He can't help but notice the stark contrast between his behavior and that of modern men and comments, "I have something that men of this era have long forgotten." He certainly does, making A Rip in Time a great tutor
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