November 14th, 2006 11:15 EST
Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock reconnect
Dr. Kate Forster just recently moved to Chicago and began her dedication of curing the sick. Her job is the only thing she lives for and loves, and the only thing outside her life is her dog Jack.
Alex Wyler is an architect with a good relationship with his younger sibling Henry, who is also an architect. But he has a conflicted relationship with their father Simon, an successful architect who knows how to build houses, but can never build a home with his wife and his sons, causing him and Alex to be at odds with one another over the latter's decisions in his career and letting go of the past.
A previous tenant of a lake house, Kate left a note in the mailbox to the new tenant about it. That new tenant is Alex. Soon, the two began corresponding to one another through letters, and starts to fall in love.
However, there is a problem: Kate lives in 2006, while Alex lives in 2004.
Still, they're determined to not let time keep them apart as the two tries to find a way to be together.
But can it happen?
Will it happen?
Twelve years after their career-making roles in Speed, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock are reunited in The Lake House, which is out on DVD, featuring deleted scenes and outtakes, and a trailer of the film. With a budget of $40 million, The Lake House found an audience throughout summer blockbusters like Superman Returns, taking in a little over $50 million in the US alone, grossing over $100 million worldwide. Ebert & Roeper gave the movie "Two Thumbs Up".
Despite the premise of the main characters living two years apart, the movie is still wonderful and enjoyable, and the onscreen chemistry between Reeves and Bullock is still there. The yearning between Alex and Kate as well as their desire for one another is sweet and romantic. You want them to be together as much as they want to be together, which has always been the key success for movies like The Lake House in the romance genre.
Watch Keanu and Sandra cross the boundaries of time for love in The Lake House, now out on DVD.