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The Lake House (2006)

PG  |   |  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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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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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


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,616,196 (USA) (16 June 2006)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Sandra Bullock states that she felt compelled to name the dog "Jack" after the character of Keanu Reeves in Speed (1994) - the first movie the two of them made together. See more »


When Alex realizes it's Valentine's Day, he asks his brother "Valentine's Day, 2006?" but his mouth clearly says 2004. See more »


[from trailer]
Kate: I miss the Lake House. And its trees.
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Written by Meshell Ndegeocello (as Meshell Ndegéocello)
Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello (as Meshell Ndegéocello)
Courtesy of Maverick Recording Company
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Timing is everything!
16 June 2006 | by (Atlanta, Georgia USA) – See all my reviews

This was great popcorn fare with your significant other! Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves are once again a great on screen couple, although they weren't often on screen together.

Lots of twists and turns to keep you guessing and enough closeups to satisfy all. Christopher Plummer was an interesting supporting actor and as always commanded the screen. As a matter of fact there were a lot of interesting supporting actors, one from the TV series "24", there was Jack the dog, and of course the Lakehouse. I'm sorry I forgot to mention the architecture of Chicago and the mailbox.

The whole time issue kept us talking long after the movie was over. Don't get too caught up in the plausibility aspect just enjoy it as a romantic fantasy, we all need some escape now and then. Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves fans won't be disappointed and I am sure they may pick up a few new ones along the way.

A great release to end the Hollywood drought of late. Go see it!

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