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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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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

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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The song featured at Kate's birthday party is "This Never Happened Before" by Paul McCartney. However, this song was released on his 2005 album Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, which, at the time of her party (2004), had not yet been released. See more »

Goofs

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

[from trailer]
Alex: Pick a place. I'll be there, I promise.
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Referenced in Psych: Talk Derby to Me (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Almost Like Being in Love
(1947)
Music by Alan Jay Lerner
Lyrics by Frederick Loewe
Performed by Gerry Mulligan
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Truly Moving Picture
27 May 2006 | by tolliniSee all my reviews

I saw this film on May 26th, 2006 in Indianapolis. I am one of the judges for the Heartland Film Festival's Truly Moving Picture Award. A Truly Moving Picture "…explores the human journey by artistically expressing hope and respect for the positive values of life." Heartland gave that award to this film. An attractive, educated, professionally fulfilled Doctor (Sandra Bullock) "meets" an attractive, educated, sensitive architect (Keanu Reeves) via letters and a past common residency of a particular lake house. What could be the problem? The problem is that they are currently living two years apart and then again at the exact same time in this romantic, heart-wrenching, dramatic fairy tale. The Doctor leaves the lake house in rural Illinois in 2006 in order to advance her career and find happiness in Chicago. She leaves a note to an unknown-to-her new tenant, the architect, to forward her mail. They correspond to each other and slowly discover that he is actually living in the house 2 years earlier in 2004. And … they share the same dog. But somehow the viewer can suspend disbelief and get into the story because the two characters are believable and intelligent and are initially just as skeptical of the time riddle as the viewer. Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock re-unite for the first time since "Speed." The genre of "The Lake House" is completely different, but the actors are just as complementary and likable in this fantasy tale. They both display a deep, patient, and profound love for each other. And they do so with grace and charm and a chemistry that can't be readily explained. Much of this film plays like a mystery with mothers and fathers, siblings, and boy and girl friends weaving in and out of the story in the present time of 2004 and the present time of 2006. But through it all, the Doctor and the architect ultimately never lose hope that they can solve this time puzzle and can actually be together at the same moment in time. FYI – There is a Truly Moving Pictures web site where there is a listing of past Truly Moving Picture Award winners that are now either at the theater or available on video.


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