The Lake House Reviews
Kate Forster is moving out from her lake house, built all of it with glass. She is a doctor and has just begin to work in a hospital in Chicago, moving to a new flat in the center of the city. Alex Wyler is the new owner of the lake house, a young architect who's working in the construction of a new complex of houses at the city skirts. Alex and Kate are maintaining a correspondence, talking about the house matters, sending each other letters, which are put in the lake house's letter box. But a strange thing is happening, because both of them find out that the letter box is working as a kind of time communication channel, between the year 2004, where Alex's living, and 2006, the year that Kate's actually living. After sending each other many letters talking about their lives, and Kate talking to Alex about how life will be in two years, it seems like they're falling in love each other. But maybe they will never meet each other, because of the time distance. Nevertheless, Kate comes up with a memory from 2004, when she forgot a book in a train station, Jane Austen's "Persuasion", and she'll ask Alex to go to that place in that precise moment, when she lost the book. Maybe the future of Kate is about to change, when Alex decides to meet Kate's other self in the past, despite the fact that she has a boyfriend. They will learn that playing with time could be a little bit dangerous for both of them, but Alex will take everything into his hands to finally meet Kate in the future.
this is probably my favourite romance drama movie the storyline i thought would be complicated that it wouldnt be pulled of reli well and would just leave you confused but its brilliantly done and acted, the chemistry between bullock and reeves is fantastic and really is a heart warming film and i cryed at the end the ending is just as good as the movie as sometimes endings on movies can be a let down but this movie was brilliant through and through!! worth a watch
I like the complication of the timing difference and the way it makes you calculate the story in time in your head, it makes this love story quite an interesting one.
Dare I say it, an enjoyable chick flick!
As for the story per se, it wasn't at all the "chick flick" I had expected it to be, but rather a touching and original film about life, hope and the search for true love. It even had a supernatural element to it, which is something that really appealed to me, as it provided the plot with a rare sense of depth and mystery.
All things taken into account, this is definitely one of the best romantic dramas I've ever seen. Perfect for a rainy day, or when in need of a fresh ray of hope.
However, one aspect that was completely ignored was changing the future even a little has a huge ripple effect (think Butterfly Effect), but not in this movie. One minute there's no tree then POOF there's a tree and everyone's ok with that.
It gets a strong rating from me because it was fun to watch it play out, and girls will love the sappy meant-to-be romance. It was also a really short movie, which for this type, is a huge plus.
If you can ignore or get your head around the time travel theory of using information in the present to change the past etc then you will enjoy this romantic movie!