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The Lake House (2006)
IMDb Rating 6.9
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Keanu Reeves Alex Wyler
Brianna Hartig
Sandra Bullock Kate Forster
Christopher Plummer Simon Wyler
Shohreh Aghdashloo Anna Klyczynski
Ebon Moss-Bachrach Henry Wyler
Willeke van Ammelrooy Kate's Mother
Dylan Walsh Morgan
Lynn Collins Mona
Mike Bacarella Mulhern
Kevin Brennan Waiter
Willeke van Ammelroy
Plot
Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock pair up again in what could be described as the anti-Speed: The Lake House, a sweet, relaxed-paced, whimsical romance. When Alex Wyler (Reeves, The Matrix) moves into an unusual glass house on stilts over a lake, he discovers a note from the previous tenant in the mailbox--but no one's lived in the house for years. He replies and soon discovers that he's corresponding with a doctor named Kate Forster (Bullock, Miss Congeniality) who's writing from two years in the future. Their correspondence turns romantic and their paths cross in unexpected ways, but when they try to truly connect, danger looms. Though the plot of The Lake House sounds potentially static, the movie is skillfully structured and, despite some truly awful dialogue, will exert an emotional pull on anyone willing to embrace the device of the time-travelling mailbox. What the movie really demonstrates, though, is the genuine rapport between Bullock and Reeves; Reeves, though handsome, has a wooden presence--but in his few scenes with Bullock, his stiffness transforms into a palpable yearning. On-screen chemistry is slippery and hard to define, but these two have it. --Bret Fetzer
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Fantasy; Romance
Director Alejandro Agresti
Producer Bruce Berman; Doug Davison; Roy Lee
Writer David Auburn; Eun-Jeong Kim
Studio Warner Bros.
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 98 mins
Movie Release Date 6/16/2006
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 794
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 9/27/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 012569736726
Release Date 9/26/2006
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
· Additional Scenes and Outtakes
· Theatrical Trailer
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