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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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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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16 June 2006 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,616,196 (USA) (16 June 2006)

Gross:

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

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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 »

Quotes

Kate: One man I can never meet. Him, I would like to give my whole heart to.
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This Never Happened Before
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Written by Paul McCartney
Performed by Paul McCartney
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Timing is everything!
16 June 2006 | by (Atlanta, Georgia USA) – 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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