Living in the Past
Lake House
Review by Ross Anthony

A romantic, warm, cuddly, somewhat supernatural film. What if there was a love in your past, the one real love, that you let slip through your hands. Perhaps youíre living that relationship out in your head. Youíre spending your present reliving that relationship. It seems so real, but thereís lag in time of a few years. Are you sure youíre only reminiscing? Or is it real, the letter dated two years back, feels like youíve read it today for the first time. And then when you respond to it today, you get a seemingly fresh response tomorrow, but itís again dated two years ago.

Your friends are worried. Are you losing your mind? So many people get stuck living in the past and they miss whatís going around them today. But what if the relationship is real and now, itís just that the lover is stuck in the past?

Anyway, like all good romantic movies thereís a beautiful house on the lake and a cuddly dog. Good writing, great direction, sweet cinematography and good acting -- even by Keanu. I would have done the ending a little differently, but itís all still very nice -- gives you that wonderful eerie feeling. Bring your sweetie.

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  • Lake House. Copyright © 2006.
  • Starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Willeke van Ammelrooy.
  • Directed by Alejandro Agresti.
  • Screenplay David Auburn. Based on the motion picture "Il Mare" produced by Sidus.
  • Produced by Doug Davison, Roy Lee at Warner/VillageRoadsho/Vertigo.

Grade..........................A- (3/4)

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