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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 | architect | mailbox | See more »

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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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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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Trivia

The Lake House used was located on Maple Lake, a small and well known haunted fishing lake located in Willow Springs, IL. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[from trailer]
Alex: [voice over] How's your sunset?
Kate: It's perfect.
Alex: I only wish you were here to share it with me.
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Soundtracks

There Will Never Be Another You
(1942)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Rosemary Clooney
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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why the film works....
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