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The Lake House (2006)

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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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Alejandro Agresti

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David Auburn (screenplay), Eun-Jeong Kim (motion picture "Siworae") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... Alex Wyler
Sandra Bullock ... Kate Forster
Christopher Plummer ... Simon Wyler
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Henry Wyler
Willeke van Ammelrooy ... Kate's Mother (as Willeke Van Ammelrooy)
Dylan Walsh ... Morgan
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Anna
Lynn Collins ... Mona
Mike Bacarella ... Mulhern
Kevin M. Brennan ... Waiter (as Kevin Brennan)
Frank Caeti ... Cove Patron
Aliyah Carr Aliyah Carr ... Girl Patient
Jennifer Clark Jennifer Clark ... Nurse Practitioner
Jacob D. Dumelle Jacob D. Dumelle ... Patient on Gurney
Scott Elias 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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What if you found the one you were meant for... but you lived 2 years apart? See more »

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some language and a disturbing image | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il mare See more »

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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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Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song featured at Kate's birthday party is "This Never Happened Before" by Paul McCartney. However, this song was released on his 2005 album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, which, at the time of her party (2004), had not yet been released. See more »

Goofs

When Kate is writing to Alex asking him to call her July 10, 2006 at 9:05 p.m., she mouths "July 10, 2004", but we hear 2006. See more »

Quotes

Alex: [after he saw her at the subway station in 2004] I don't know if you remember but, we saw each other. That is, I saw you. You never told me... how beautiful you were.
Kate: Well, maybe you saw someone else. That was a bad hair year for me.
Alex: Long brown hair, gentle unguarded eyes...
Kate: OK, OK. You saw me. But I still don't know what you look like.
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This Never Happened Before
(2005)
Written by Paul McCartney
Performed by Paul McCartney
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Even though this is clearly impossible, it's amazing.
13 June 2006 | by Texas96See all my reviews

I saw this film on June 12th, 2006 at a preview showing in my home town of Austin, Texas. Admittedly, when I first viewed the trailer it appeared to be nothing more than a cheap romantic flick with a hunk (Keanu Reeves) and a pretty girl (Sandra Bullock). After watching this film, I realized first impressions can sometimes be wrong.

The plot may be a bit out of the ordinary. But if you suspend logic for an hour or two and believe in the magic of the story, it will draw you into a deeply passionate story. There are some twists that may or may not surprise (especially if you're as quick as my wife).

Although Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock have had some iffy acting performances in the past, both put in excellent performances that made their characters come alive. Each characters has a very earthy feel that makes them seem real and relatable.

Overall, I have to say this is a beautiful movie, from the story to the acting to the beautiful cinematography.


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