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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,330,111

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$114,830,111
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is Keanu Reeves's third film involving time travel, the first two being Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991). See more »

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When Kate is sitting at the table waiting for Alex, the candles are full candles. Even though she is supposedly waiting all night for him, in subsequent shots, the candles have not burned down. See more »

Quotes

Kate: He's not my boyfriend.
Alex: What is he, then? Your brother?
Kate: Oh, we have a comedian! What, did you eat clown for breakfast?
Alex: Wonderful. Our first fight.
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References Il Mare (2000) See more »

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La Noyée
(1970)
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Carla Bruni
Courtesy of V2 Records/Naïve
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"Implausible?" So What?
16 June 2006 | by fous6770See all my reviews

If I read one more negative review of this movie that takes it to task for being "implausible," I'm afraid I will lose it completely.

I have to ask myself what these same critics (assuming they're old enough to remember it) would have said about virtually any episode of the Rod Serling classic "Twilight Zone." I think it's safe to say most of those plots were based on fairly "implausible" happenings, in comparison to our real-life, day-to-day existence.

And I'm sure Richard Donner's "Superman" movie would have felt their wrath as well, since everyone knows people can't fly.

"Implausible." Good grief.

"The Lake House" is a romantic fairy tale -- and a darned good one, too. It's NOT confusing or hard to understand at all, assuming the viewer has more than two ounces of comprehension skill.

To me, the recent film it seems closest to in subject matter and style is "Frequency," which I also enjoyed tremendously.

And yes -- call me crazy, but the things that happen in "Frequency" are fairly "implausible" too.

And, oh yeah -- since I don't really believe angels have to jump through ridiculous hoops to get their wings, I'm guessing these same Scrooges have no use for "It's a Wonderful Life," either.

Sheesh.


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