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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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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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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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16 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il mare  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The actual house did not exist and was built for the movie, then dismantled. In using Google Earth to see the house, enter 41.7142, -87.8901 in the window on the Fly To tab. This will take you to the center of the lake. Zoom to the clearing on the eastern shore. Then select April 29, 2005 as the date. See more »

Goofs

In 2006 Kate writes Alex about the dog and tells Alex that she has named the dog Jack. In 2004 when Alex reads this letter, he calls out "Jack!" and the dog responds by jumping up and barking, indicating that she knows her name. However, Kate hasn't met the dog yet, so the dog shouldn't have known the name Jack. See more »

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Alex: You've got some nice pieces here.
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Interesting and touching fantasy/romance
16 June 2006 | by (New Brunswick, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a touching, well-acted, and beautiful looking film. Sandra Bullock and Keannu Reeves have great chemistry together and the supporting actors are very competent. The story is absorbing and interesting, and although its a time-travel fantasy, it's logical within it's basic premise.

Don't listen to the people who claim bad acting. The acting is fine and the chemistry between the leads is very real. Anyone who gave this movie a bad rating was definitely in the minority in their theater - most people at the showing I attended clapped and cheered at the end and many stayed to watch the credits roll - always a sign of a good, and touching, movie.

As for those people who claim that the story is "implausible".... they're probably the same people who think that silly IMPOSSIBLE fantasies like X-Men, King-Kong, Lord of the Rings, Spiderman, etc, etc were great movies. At least the characters and events in Lake House are believable, once the basic premise is accepted. Can't say that about drivel like X-Men.

See this film with someone you love. You'll both like this film.


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