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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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How do you hold on to someone you've never met? See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Sea See more »

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Box Office

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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The location of the lake house, on Maple Lake, is located in the same Forest Preserve, and is approximately three-fifths of a mile away from the site of the world's first nuclear reactor, CP-1, which was constructed during World War II's Manhattan Project in the Forest Preserve. See more »

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Kate offers two conflicting locations for where she completed her medical residency: Madison, WI and the North Shore (suburbs north of Chicago). See more »

Quotes

Anna Klyczynski: Kate, I'm going to tell you what I tell every young doctor. Hopefully you'll be the first to listen. On your day off, get as far away from this place as you can. Go someplace where you feel most like yourself.
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Bitter
(1999)
Written by Meshell Ndegeocello (as Meshell Ndegéocello)
Performed by Meshell Ndegeocello (as Meshell Ndegéocello)
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"Somewhere in Time" for the 21st Century
22 June 2006 | by UKBioSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on opening night, June 16, 2006 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

My favourite movie of all time was "Somewhere in Time" (1980) which starred Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. I have often wished that someone would remake, not that movie - because it is perfect as is, but more the sensibility and many of the themes of that movie.

There are many parallels here. It is partly set in Chicago. It is about time travel of a sort that relates to time blocking you from the one you love. Christopher Plummer, who played Jane Seymour's manager in "Somewhere in Time" here plays a variation on that crotchety character in the role of Keanu Reeves' father - nicely bookending his career. Also, the similarity in the last names of the lead - Christopher Reeve; Keanu Reeves.

There are so many things I loved about this movie. The soundtrack was pitch perfect, including everything from Nick Drake to Carole King. The wardrobe was beautifully chosen, conveying warmth and romance. The script was measured and never overblown. The performances were genuine and real, even though the subject matter could be taken as fanciful by the unromantic at heart. The direction and cinematography were breathtaking. I would have given it a 10 but for the fact that in some spots the looping for dates was a bit off.

There are many twists and turns, and you never know until the last moment how it will actually end. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and sobbing by the end of it. This is the movie I have been waiting for Keanu Reeves to make for the longest time - I always knew he had this performance in him, but was disappointed by the artificiality of films like Sweet November. And Sandra Bullock has never been better. This is a new addition to my all time top five movies.

You will never look at slow dancing the same way again. I promise.


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