Becky and I went to see the new Sandra Bullock & Keanu Reeves film The Lake House this Friday in Castle Rock at the Colorado Cinema theaters. The Yahoo Movies site describes The Lake House as follows:
“An independent-minded doctor (Sandra Bullock) who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves). 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.”
Becky and I are suckers for romance movies and we thought The Lake House would be a good one based on the reviews by the film critics. Well, they could have called this movie “The Magical Mailbox” and it might have made more sense. Actually, it wouldn’t have made anymore sense no matter what you called this flick.
A woman doctor leaves a glass house to move to the city and puts an envelope in the mailbox for the new tenant. The new tenant happens to live in the past, about two years before the doctor, and they start writing love letters and leaving them in the mailbox for each other. Who needs email when you have a mailbox like this one?
The Lake House is whacky to say the least, but you will get emotionally involved in the film. The characters are good together, which we all discovered when the two paired up in the movie Speed years ago. Sandra Bullock is great in the movie, even though the script is kind of nuts. Keanu is his normal monotone self, much like his character Neo in the Matrix in construction clothes rather than black leather and sunglasses.
Becky really didn’t like this movie because it was so confusing. I didn’t have as much of a problem with the bizarre plot as she did, but I would suggest waiting for the rental.
John – ** Rental
Becky – * Don’t Bother
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