The Lake House (2006)

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The Lake House (2006)
  • Time: 105 min
  • Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Romance
  • Director: Alejandro Agresti
  • Cast: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Willeke van Ammelrooy

Storyline:

In Chicago, the lonely architect Alex Wyler has a troubled relationship with his father Simon Wyler. In 2004, he buys an old glass house in a lake, designed and built by his father, and he finds a message in his mailbox from the former tenant, the also lonely Dr. Kate Forster, asking to deliver her correspondence in an address downtown. Alex meets his brother Henry in Chicago and when they go to the address with Dr. Forster’s correspondence, they find a building of luxury apartments under construction to be delivered eighteen months later. After some messages, Alex and Kate disclose that she is living in 2006 and Alex in 2004, they fall in love for each other and they try to find means to meet each other.

One review

  • I was very impressed with the complexity of the plot. I thought they very successfully twisted the story back and forth through time. The acting was convincing, some of the best I’ve seen of Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. It was a lot more subdued and sombre than I thought it would be, without much comic relief, but it was very interesting and sparked a lot of discussion after wards. It can really strike a chord for all those who wish they could change past traumatic events. And it’s also very gratifying to come across a movie where the relationship isn’t based on sex, but real communication and intimacy through being there for each other, while trying to figure out who you are and what you want out of life. I felt very uplifted. My artist husband, who is very picky about movies (quality of writing, acting, editing and filming) really liked it a lot, too, and was impressed with Reeve’s performance, especially. We both LOVE the soundtrack.

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