Friday, November 17, 2006

The Lake House

The Lake House (2006)

Directed by
: Alejandro Agresti
Written by: David Auburn
Starring: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer

An interesting idea, which didn't work on every level. It's about two people who both occupied the same house two years apart who defy the laws of time and begin corresponding with each other.

It starts out that they're writing letters back and forth to one another, but then it sort of just turns into a converstaion, which is a little weird and doesn't make any sense at all.

Still, it's fairly well done, and certainly romantic enough to at least make me feel slightly squishy on the inside. A time spanning romance... what could be better? Okay, I preferred Kate and Leopold or Time and Again, but those ones bridged quite a bit more time.

Keanu Reeves is terrible, as usual. He should stick to sort of dumb characters, like Neo or Ted. It suits his personality better. He's not a sweet, sensitive intellectual. He's a big Canadian dork, and he's no longer as cute as he used to be. I used to forgive him his nature, but he's getting fat.

Sandra Bullock on the other hand seems to be getting skinnier. She also doesn't seem to have half the perk she had when she was in Speed (her last movie with Keanu). She's losing her life juice. I guess.

Okay, on the plus side, the house in the title was really awesome. I'd love to live in a house like that. There wouldn't be much privacy, but it's on a lake in the middle of the woods, so who cares. I guess fishermen could see right through into your bedroom, but I'd be flattered if found me interesting enough to watch me sleeping.

I'd like to see the movie it was based on. Il Mare, I think. Hey, it's Korean, what do you know? The idea seems like it could have come from Korea...

It was okay, but I think it would make a good horror movie. Like if he were dead or something. Her dead boyfriend who she seems to be corresponding with from beyond the grave. Hey, that's not such a bad idea. I'll have to write that. I bet it's been done...


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