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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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Scott Elias ...
Doug (as Scott A. Elias)
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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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Rated PG for some language and a disturbing image | See all certifications »

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16 June 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,616,196 (USA) (18 June 2006)

Gross:

$52,330,111 (USA)
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Trivia

The lake house measured two thousand square feet, and sat on top of steel beams ten feet above the waterline. It used 35 tons of steel, and required nearly one hundred carpenters, welders, and painters to build it. 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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Kate's Mother: You're so skinny now! Do you remember how you used to eat when you were a little girl?
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A Man and a Woman
(Un Homme et une Femme)
Music by Francis Lai
French lyrics by Pierre Barouh
English lyrics by Jerry Keller
Performed by Sir Julian
Courtesy of EMI Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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13 June 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I saw a screening of this last night and maybe I was just in the right mood for it, but I really enjoyed it. I'm not even a chick-flick kind of girl! It's best if you don't over-analyze the time-travel details and just go with it... it's a movie, after all. Seriously, I wasn't expecting that much and I got a better feeling from this movie than I have in a long time - it made me feel warm and happy. Plus, the whole theater laughed at some parts, plus people gasped and cried, and at the end everyone applauded. That's a good sign, if you ask me. I don't watch previews so I don't know what they give away about the plot, so I'm not going to give much of anything away here. I will just say that to me this was a uniquely told romantic story. I happen to like Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, although they are by no means favorites of mine, nor do I consider them to be consistently amazing actors (more often they're not... at least he's not...). But they made this story work for me and I believe they have good chemistry. The movie is set in Chicago and shows the city off nicely without trying to beat you over the head with it (a la The Break-Up). One thing I think I related to a lot with these characters is that they are both pretty isolated and lonely, although not in a sad-sack way. I felt a longing from them for someone to relate to, and even though they have opportunities for other people to be involved in their lives... well it's not what's best for them and they don't settle. Plus, the actors are both in their 40s and I like seeing love stories that aren't about either two 22-year-olds or a 40-year-old man and a 22-year-old girl.


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