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The Lake House

The Lake House
Starring:
Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves


Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: June 16, 2006 Released by: Warner Brothers

Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves reunite for the first time since 1994's Speed to make this time-space continuum romance.

Kate (Bullock) is a doctor who works at a busy Chicago hospital. She had been living in a unique glass house that sits in the water on stilts. On her last day before moving to the city, she leaves a note for the new tenant with instructions as to where to forward her mail.

Alex (Reeves), a handsome architect is the new tenant, and they begin writing back and forth to one another by leaving their letters in the mailbox in front of the lake house.

The only difficulty with their growing relationship is he's living in 2004 and she's in 2006. The "magic" mailbox appears to disregard that fact.

We find ourselves picking apart one or another theory about time and space, but the best way to enjoy the film is to avoid questioning the details, for that matter, don't question anything, just go with the flow.

After seeing Bullock and Reeves together, we wonder why it took them so long to hook up again. It's their charm and charisma on the screen that allows us to limit our critical factual eye and let the romance flow.

So what if sometimes it's a little confusing; who cares if it doesn't always make sense - romance never does, just accept it for the truly romantic fantasy that it is and enjoy.

  Frank Chris Tony Jim Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
The Lake House B+ A-   C B+ B+   B+ 

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