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The Lake House (2006)

A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, 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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Kate's Mother (as Willeke Van Ammelrooy)
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Mona
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Mulhern
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Waiter (as Kevin Brennan)
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Jacob D. Dumelle ...
Patient on Gurney
Scott Elias ...
Doug (as Scott A. Elias)
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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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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,616,196, 18 June 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,330,111

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,830,111
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Trivia

It seems both Alex and Kate drive vehicles that are also two years apart: Alex's pickup looks like a 1966 Chevy and Kate's Mustang is apparently a 1968. See more »

Goofs

When Alex shows his brother the lake house in 2004, he mentions that the house has no way to reach the water and that there should be a staircase so that you could go swimming. He adds the stairs himself later on. However, when Alex receives the book of his father's memoirs, he looks at a photo of his father and himself, a child, at the lake house. There are clearly stairs leading down to the water underneath the house, but the stairs did not exist until Alex added them in 2004. See more »

Quotes

Morgan: [interrupting Kate and Alex's kiss] Kate.
Kate: [awkwardly] Um, Alex was just telling me about the lake house. Yeah, it sounds really great.
Morgan: Great.
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Remake of Siworae (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

When It Rains
(2002)
Written by Brad Mehldau
Performed by Brad Mehldau
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Timing is everything!
16 June 2006 | by 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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