July 31, 2006
The Lake House
Plot Outline:A lonely doctor (Bullock) who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect (Reeves). They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it’s too late.
This is definitely the best movie I’ve seen in the last month or so… The plot is great, very very nice and original and the actors are stunning. Reeves and Bullock make a wonderful duo.
I noted however, although the movie was great the day the movie got to the theaters, the room was empty. There were about 5 people in a room for more than 150. This is sad, the Pirates of the Caribean, a terrible movie had ‘full-house’.
This is a very nice romance between two people that live ‘two years’ apart. They live in different time frames and somehow they are able to contact each other through a very mysterious mailbox. You may think of it as a time portal. Of course, you get all the niceties of this kind of travel, a change in the past affects the future immediately.
As a side note on the movie by itself, something is quite sad if you get to think of it. Even though in they meet in the end, the ones that meet in the end were not not the ones which were corresponding each other since there’s no way they can leave their time frame. One might guess from the times mentioned, since they met in 2008 what happens seems to be the following: Reeves starts in 2004, Bullock in 2006. Since Reeves waits for Bullock until 2008, they meet in Reeves timeframe, so Bullock in 2008 is not the Bullock we see most of the movie, since that one is already in 2010. Well, at least this is what I caught the only time I checked out the movie. Maybe after getting my hands on the DVD I can say something more.