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The Lake House (2006)

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Critic Consensus: The plot of The Lake House is a little too convoluted, and the film fails to pull off the sweeping romance it aims for.

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A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect. When they discover that they're actually living two years apart, they must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Rating:
PG (for some language and a disturbing image)
Genre:
Drama , Romance
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Written By:
In Theaters:
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On DVD:
Box Office:
$52,300,000.00
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Cast

Keanu Reeves
as Alex Wyler
Sandra Bullock
as Dr. Kate Forster
Shohreh Aghdashloo
as Dr. Anna Klyczynski
Dylan Walsh
as Morgan
Christopher Plummer
as Simon Wyler
Willeke van Ammelrooy
as Kate's Mother
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as Henry Wyler
India Neilan
as Hostess
Mike Bacarella
as Mulhern
Lori Ann Gerdisch
as ICU Nurse
Kevin Brennan
as Waiter
Frank Caeti
as Cove Patron
Nora Newbrough
as Marjorie
Mia Park
as Receptionist
Peggy Roeder
as Attendant
Jason Wells
as Costello
Jacqueline Williams
as Madhvi Patel
Jason Abustan
as Ivy League Jr. Architect
Nathan Adloff
as Restaurant Patron
Aliyah Carr
as Girl Patient
Jennifer Clark
as Nurse Practitioner
Patricia E. Harrington
as Businesswoman
Joy Kocay
as Party Goer
Ernie Lang
as Restaurant Patron
Alexandra LoRusso
as Messenger
Marissa Newton
as Hostess No. 2
January Scarpino
as Pediatrician
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Critic Reviews for The Lake House

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (46)

I can't believe that even the most rabid chick-flick masochists wouldn't gag on it.

November 24, 2006
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

I have always felt that both Ms. Bullock's patented expressions of anguish and Mr. Reeves' stoical minimalism have been somewhat underrated.

Full Review… | June 28, 2006
New York Observer
Top Critic

The Lake House demands a serious suspension of disbelief, but if you accept it as a romantic bit of nonsense, it has its pleasures.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Bullock's decision to play Kate as a morose kill-joy is particularly inexplicable. She's getting letters from some hot architect through a hole in the time-space continuum, and yet her expression remains impassive, her voice flat, her outlook maudlin.

June 24, 2006
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

I was hot to trot for the exit halfway through, but a dogged sense of duty kept me stuck in an endless present.

Full Review… | June 19, 2006
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Those wishing to suppress real-life traumas may submit to the deliriously stupid romantic time-travel drama The Lake House -- I did and had a jolly time.

June 19, 2006
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Lake House

½

There is a clear lack of logical chronology in this film. The letters exchanged seem unsubstantial letters at best. Is she really going everyday to a lake house to read and write letters? And then have imaginary talks with some guy from the past? The characters come off as slightly flat and without any particular personality. It's a flawed film with a good premise.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Hokey as hell but still enjoyable. I'm a sucker for time travel love stories...no matter how implausible or Keanu Reevesy. Paul McCartney and Nick Drake provide a moving soundtrack, and Tony and Pulitzer Award-winning David Auburn's script yields some nice romantic insights.

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

½

Filled with modern background music the equivalent of 1800's string orchestras, this Hallmark card of a film speaks to yearning and longing, love just out of one's hands. Guys will shoot themselves in the head before a half hour is gone. The ladies will open up the Ben and Jerry's ... one just for them.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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