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The Lake House (2006)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Romance  -  16 June 2006 (USA)
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A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.

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Storyline

When two people "connect" the bond between them can be so pure and simple as to stir hearts in heaven. When they connect in all the right places at all the wrong times, heaven weeps for broken hearts. To heal these broken hearts, heaven breaks time. Written by Blithe Spiritus

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How do you hold on to someone you've never met? See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated PG for some language and a disturbing image | See all certifications »

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16 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il mare  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$183,715 (Hong Kong) (8 September 2006)

Gross:

$810,334 (Argentina) (17 November 2006)
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Trivia

The lake house measured 2000 square feet and sat on top of steel beams ten feet above the waterline. It used 35 tons of steel and required nearly 100 carpenters, welders and painters to build it. See more »

Goofs

When Alex shows his brother the lake house in 2004, he mentions that the house has no way to reach the water and that there should be a staircase so that you could go swimming. He adds the stairs himself later on. However, when Alex receives the book of his father's memoirs, he looks at a photo of his father and himself, a child, at the lake house. There are clearly stairs leading down to the water underneath the house, but the stairs did not exist until Alex added them in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Simon Wyler: Where's your brother?
Alex: I sent him away. He wasn't feeling well. You know how he is, he worries.
Simon Wyler: Yeah, I know. He gets that from your mother, I'm afraid. She always worried too much.
Alex: What are you looking at?
[looking at architectural plans]
Simon Wyler: Hmm? Oh, yeah, here, take a gander. It's a proposal for a museum.
Alex: Who is it?
Simon Wyler: Someone new.
Alex: Oh, I like the walkways, where the light falls. What are the materials?
Simon Wyler: Granite. Aluminum.
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O Pato
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Performed by Stan Getz
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why the film works....
13 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes my Darlings, this is a dramatic, funny, romantic, time-travelin' movie. And the film succeeds because the chemistry between Keanu & Sandra is tangible. They've worked together before & genuinely like each other. It's the most important element; because their comfort level helps you believe the story and forget that you're watching Sandra & Keanu. As the characters get to know each other through correspondence, the film seduces you into suspended belief. Your left-brain's logical, analytical, fact-based reasoning doesn't want you to root for them, but your heart does. This film skips over the scientific & enables you to explore the tiniest possibilities of 'what if.......' Yes, it's corny, but so what. So is ROMANCE! See it with someone you desire.


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