The Lake House
The Lake House (2006)

A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect. When they discover that they're actually living two years apart, they must try to unravel the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 16, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 26, 2006
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The plot of The Lake House is a little too convoluted, and the film fails to pull off the sweeping romance it aims for.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

I can't believe that even the most rabid chick-flick masochists wouldn't gag on it.

Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News

Bullock's decision to play Kate as a morose kill-joy is particularly inexplicable. She's getting letters from some hot architect through a hole in the time-space continuum, and yet her expression remains impassive, her voice flat, her outlook maudlin.

Fernando F. Croce

A satisfyingly sarcasm-free ode to the flickering absurdity of romance

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

I have always felt that both Ms. Bullock's patented expressions of anguish and Mr. Reeves' stoical minimalism have been somewhat underrated.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

I was hot to trot for the exit halfway through, but a dogged sense of duty kept me stuck in an endless present.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Maybe I'm just overly romantic or sentimental or just plain naive, but I probably liked The Lake House more than I should have.

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Anna Smith
Time Out

The Lake House demands a serious suspension of disbelief, but if you accept it as a romantic bit of nonsense, it has its pleasures.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Those wishing to suppress real-life traumas may submit to the deliriously stupid romantic time-travel drama The Lake House -- I did and had a jolly time.

Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly

Time-travel films often bring up a lot of questions, and they often fall apart with thoughtful scrutiny, but that's part of the fun. However, one shouldn't be wondering that the only benefit these two have with this magical mailbox connection is that they

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This was just a wonderful film that just another one of those films that makes me believe in true love again.
Kevin M. Williams
Filled with modern background music the equivalent of 1800's string orchestras, this Hallmark card of a film speaks to yearning and longing, love just out… More
Wildaly M
There is a clear lack of logical chronology in this film. The letters exchanged seem unsubstantial letters at best. Is she really going everyday to a lake house… More
♥Robyn M♥
I had to watch this movie a couple of times to grasp it fully. It is exciting and romantic and yes strange too!!!
Alice Shen
Hokey as hell but still enjoyable. I'm a sucker for time travel love matter how implausible or Keanu Reevesy. Paul McCartney and Nick Drake… More
Dead Angel
This was pretty unusual romantic movie but I liked it.