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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Alex Wyler
... Kate Forster
... Simon Wyler
... Henry Wyler
... Kate's Mother (as Willeke Van Ammelrooy)
... Morgan
... Anna
... Mona
... Mulhern
... Waiter (as Kevin Brennan)
... Cove Patron
Aliyah Carr ... Girl Patient
Jennifer Clark ... Nurse Practitioner
Jacob D. Dumelle ... Patient on Gurney
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Il mare  »

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$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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Sandra Bullock's character is similar to Zoe Kazan's in In Your Eyes (2014), in which Zoe's character in New Hampshire communicated telepathically with Michael Stahl-David's in New Mexico. Sandra and Zoe later worked together in Our Brand Is Crisis (2015). See more »

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While looking through the pictures she says "...in the year 2004" but her mouth says 2002. See more »

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[from trailer]
Henry Wyler: Do you have a girlfriend?
Alex: Uh, you're going to think I'm crazy.
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Referenced in The Class: The Class Goes Back to the Hospital (2007) See more »

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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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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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