The Lake House Dr. Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock) lives in 2006, Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves) in 2004. The lovers connect after a letter Forster intends for the next… The Lake House Dr. Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock) lives in 2006, Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves) in 2004. The lovers connect after a letter Forster intends for the next…
DVD Review

The Lake House (2006)

Sandra Bullock, The Lake House | SURREAL ESTATE Bullock sends a letter into the past, presenting us with a not very compelling romantic time-travel quandary in The Lake House
Image credit: The Lakehouse: Peter Sorel
SURREAL ESTATE Bullock sends a letter into the past, presenting us with a not very compelling romantic time-travel quandary in The Lake House
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Sep 26, 2006; DVD Release Date: Sep 26, 2006; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Dr. Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock) lives in 2006, Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves) in 2004. The lovers connect after a letter Forster intends for the next lake-house tenant time-travels backward to Wyler, who also lives in the house — but in 2004. Despite the year confusion, it's nice that (spoiler alert!) they end up, albeit inexplicably, together.

EXTRAS Five nonsensical, thankfully deleted scenes, and a trailer (that's a special feature?). I kept hoping for a making-of brimming with explanations. That would have been even more laughable than the plot.

Originally posted Sep 22, 2006 Published in issue #899 Sep 29, 2006 Order article reprints
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