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 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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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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The movie Kate watches on television is Notorious (1946) by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman. See more »

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When Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves) finds out that his dad is in the hospital he gets to the front desk to ask about his Dad's room. In that scene his sweat shirt was zipped up but when the attendant Anna Klyczynski (Shohreh Aghdashloo) realises he is the son of Simon Wyler ('Christopher Plummer') and comes round to talk to him his zipper is down. See more »

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Kate: [to Jack the dog, while playing chess] You want to move that piece? Nice!
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Referenced in The Big Bang Theory: The Focus Attenuation (2014) See more »

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Cheese Grinder
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Written by Brent Daniels (uncredited)
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Oh my gosh people, just go see it!
23 June 2006 | by dlboulderSee all my reviews

I've been a pretty avid movie fan for many years. I've seen countless romantic movies from all ages of film, and this one absolutely stands up well with the majority of the greatest of them.

Don't believe the critics, I don't. I've been disappointed and angered by being suckered in to seeing movies I disliked or absolutely hated on many occasions, and with greater frequency recently. I haven't a clue what makes the critical media tick, and I'm not sure that they do either.

This is very simply a lovely film on every level, from dialog, to direction, to cinematography, to consistently outstanding acting performances across the board. The delicately-embedded sheer decency of this film makes it a totally recommendable film for persons of all ages, although I'm guessing that most really young ones would get bored and fidgety before too long.

Bullock's and Reeves' performances and chemistry here can be described in one word: luminescent. Please avoid coming into the theater with a bad attitude, that is seldom helpful in gaining enjoyment from quality film-making. Just don't be overly critical of what you may conceive as plot holes and inconsistencies. After all, the first and foremost goal of film is to entertain you. And entertained you will be, in the grandest fashion of great Hollywood cinema.

I am deliberately refraining from specific description from the movie. Too many people are posting spoilers without warning here. But the chemistry is magical, the plot logical if entirely implausible, and the complete package is as satisfying as Hollywood is likely to provide.

I came out of the theater thinking that this is the kind of movie that is seldom made anymore, but then I realized that it's the kind of movie that has seldom been made at any juncture in the history of film.

An extraordinary effort, and a stunning success. Don't miss this one in the theater, because you'll later wish that you hadn't. I expect word-of-mouth to provide this film with a long theater run, but don't wait until it's too late.

Note to Hollywood: You have in these leads potentially one of the great romantic pairings in the history of film. Don't blow your chance.


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Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sea See more »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,616,196, 18 June 2006

Gross USA:

$52,330,111

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,830,111
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