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The Lake House (2006)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Waiter (as Kevin Brennan)
Cove Patron
Aliyah Carr ...
Girl Patient
Jennifer Clark ...
Nurse Practitioner
Jacob D. Dumelle ...
Patient on Gurney
Scott Elias ...
Doug (as Scott A. Elias)


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 »


Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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)


$52,320,979 (USA) (15 September 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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First movie to be released simultaneously on DVD, HDDVD and Blu-ray Disc. See more »


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 »


Girl Patient: My mom's last boyfriend was bald. He was nice, but she didn't marry him.
Kate: No?
Girl Patient: There's always something better coming around the corner. That's what she says...
Kate: If she's not careful, she can spend her whole life waiting.
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"Implausible?" So What?
16 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If I read one more negative review of this movie that takes it to task for being "implausible," I'm afraid I will lose it completely.

I have to ask myself what these same critics (assuming they're old enough to remember it) would have said about virtually any episode of the Rod Serling classic "Twilight Zone." I think it's safe to say most of those plots were based on fairly "implausible" happenings, in comparison to our real-life, day-to-day existence.

And I'm sure Richard Donner's "Superman" movie would have felt their wrath as well, since everyone knows people can't fly.

"Implausible." Good grief.

"The Lake House" is a romantic fairy tale -- and a darned good one, too. It's NOT confusing or hard to understand at all, assuming the viewer has more than two ounces of comprehension skill.

To me, the recent film it seems closest to in subject matter and style is "Frequency," which I also enjoyed tremendously.

And yes -- call me crazy, but the things that happen in "Frequency" are fairly "implausible" too.

And, oh yeah -- since I don't really believe angels have to jump through ridiculous hoops to get their wings, I'm guessing these same Scrooges have no use for "It's a Wonderful Life," either.


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