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.
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
During a scene set in 2004, the Paul McCartney song "This Never Happened to Me Before" is featured prominently. This song is on the album "Chaos and Creation in the Backyard," which was released on September 13, 2005. See more »
He's not my boyfriend.
What is he, then? Your brother?
Oh, we have a comedian! What, did you eat clown for breakfast?
Wonderful. Our first fight.
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I saw this film on May 26th, 2006 in Indianapolis. I am one of the
judges for the Heartland Film Festival's Truly Moving Picture Award. A
Truly Moving Picture " explores the human journey by artistically
expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life." Heartland
gave that award to this film.
An attractive, educated, professionally fulfilled Doctor (Sandra
Bullock) "meets" an attractive, educated, sensitive architect (Keanu
Reeves) via letters and a past common residency of a particular lake
house. What could be the problem? The problem is that they are
currently living two years apart and then again at the exact same time
in this romantic, heart-wrenching, dramatic fairy tale.
The Doctor leaves the lake house in rural Illinois in 2006 in order to
advance her career and find happiness in Chicago. She leaves a note to
an unknown-to-her new tenant, the architect, to forward her mail. They
correspond to each other and slowly discover that he is actually living
in the house 2 years earlier in 2004. And they share the same dog.
But somehow the viewer can suspend disbelief and get into the story
because the two characters are believable and intelligent and are
initially just as skeptical of the time riddle as the viewer.
Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock re-unite for the first time since
"Speed." The genre of "The Lake House" is completely different, but the
actors are just as complementary and likable in this fantasy tale. They
both display a deep, patient, and profound love for each other. And
they do so with grace and charm and a chemistry that can't be readily
Much of this film plays like a mystery with mothers and fathers,
siblings, and boy and girl friends weaving in and out of the story in
the present time of 2004 and the present time of 2006. But through it
all, the Doctor and the architect ultimately never lose hope that they
can solve this time puzzle and can actually be together at the same
moment in time.
FYI There is a Truly Moving Pictures web site where there is a
listing of past Truly Moving Picture Award winners that are now either
at the theater or available on video.
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