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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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house | lake | letter | love | architect | See more »

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What if you found the one you were meant for... but you lived 2 years apart? 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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Release Date:

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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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

Before Kate sends the red scarf to Alex, she discusses the snow storm coming and says to the dog 'remember that day you were not happy' but the dog was supposedly with Alex in his time already and couldn't possibly have been with Kate during that snow storm. See more »

Quotes

Alex: [after he saw her at the subway station in 2004] I don't know if you remember but, we saw each other. That is, I saw you. You never told me... how beautiful you were.
Kate: Well, maybe you saw someone else. That was a bad hair year for me.
Alex: Long brown hair, gentle unguarded eyes...
Kate: OK, OK. You saw me. But I still don't know what you look like.
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Written by Marc Dauer (as Marc "Doc" Dauer)
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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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