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Published:October 2nd, 2006 11:15 EST
Rent The Lake House on DVD

Rent The Lake House on DVD

By Garrett Godwin

In the summer of 1994, there was a movie about a bomb on a bus that is rigged to explode if it goes less than 50 miles an hour.  That movie was Speed, and it became a surprise hit, grossing over $100 million at the U.S. box office.  It made Keanu Reeves an action hero as well as making him and Sandra Bullock superstars.

Onscreen, they have great chemistry.  Off-screen, they became good friends.

Now twelve years later, they have reunited this past summer with The Lake House, now out on DVD.

The romantic fantasy-drama follows Dr. Kate Forster (Bullock), who recently moved out of a lake house and found a place in Chicago.  She mailed a letter to the next person who will occupy the lake house, which is architect Alex Wyler (Reeves).  Soon, they began writing back to one another and started to fall in love. 

But there is one problem-- they're living two years apart.  Kate lives in 2006, while Alex lives in 2004.

Now, they must find a way to meet and be together.

But can it happen?

Will it happen?

With a budget of $40 million, The Lake House still found an audience despite blockbusters such as Superman Returns, taking in a little over $50 million here, and raking over $100 million worldwide.  The movie also had good reviews.  Ebert and Roeper gave it "Two Thumbs Up".

On DVD, it has additional scenes and outtakes as well as the theatrical trailer.

Fall in love with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock in The Lake House, now on DVD today.