April 24, 2006
Lake House coming soon

It's a little bit romance, a little bit time-warp mystery.

The Lake House is set to open on June 16. Here's the synopsis from the Official Site:

Feeling that it's time for a change in her life, Dr. Kate Forester (SANDRA BULLOCK) leaves her suburban Illinois practice for a job at a busy Chicago hospital. One thing she is reluctant to leave behind, though, is the uniquely beautiful house she has been renting - a spacious and artfully designed refuge with large windows that overlook a placid lake. It's a place in which she felt her true self.

It is a winter morning in 2006.

On her way to the city, Kate leaves a note in the mailbox for lake house's next tenant, asking him to forward her mail and noting that the inexplicable painted paw prints he might notice by the front door were there when she moved in.

But when the next tenant arrives, he sees a much different picture. Alex Wyler (KEANU REEVES), a talented but frustrated architect working at a nearby construction site, finds the lake house badly neglected: dusty, dirty, overgrown with weeds. And no sign of paw prints anywhere.

The house has special meaning for Alex. In a happier time it was built by his estranged father (CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER), a renowned architect who let his professional acclaim grow at the expense of his family life. Alex feels a sense of peace here now and commits to restoring the property to its original beauty. He disregards Kate's note until, days later, while painting the weather-beaten jetty he sees a stray dog run across the fresh paint and then towards the entrance of the house, leaving paw prints exactly where she said they'd be.

Baffled, Alex writes back, saying that the house had no occupant before him and wondering how she could have known about the dog; while Kate, who just left it a week ago imagines he is playing some kind of joke on her and fires back a reply.

Just for argument's sake, what day is it there?

April 14, 2004.

No, she says. It's April 14, 2006.

The same day, two years apart.

Can this be happening?

As Kate and Alex continue to correspond through the lake house's mailbox they confirm that they are, incredibly, impossibly, living two years apart, and each at a time in their lives when they are struggling with past disappointments and trying to make a new start. Sharing this unusual bond, they reveal more of themselves to one another with each passing week - their secrets, their doubts and dreams, until they find themselves falling in love.

Determined to bridge the distance between them at last and unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary connection, they tempt fate by arranging to meet. But, by trying to join their two separate worlds, they could risk losing each other forever.

I'm taking that April 14th thing - which happens to be my birthday - as a personal shout-out, thankyouverymuch.

Here's the trailer if you haven't seen it yet...

I actually like the look of it a lot. It's lovely with just a little magicness.

lake house | from inside the mind of krix at April 24, 2006 02:49 PM .

I missed your birthday. :-( I'm a bad fwend!
I hope you had a fabulous one! What did you do?!
Happy Belated Birthday!
Love you!

Posted by: Jena on April 24, 2006 07:33 PM

Yes, mos def a shout out...from another plane...another time...just like the movie!

Posted by: ARYA on April 24, 2006 08:41 PM

aggh, he's lovely, and she's beautiful! i cannot wait for this movie, though i'm sure my Jimi won't be very into seeing it with me. maybe it's one for the girls...

ditto on the whole damn birthday missing thing. i'm pretty crappy at keeping up with bdays in general...sorry bout that!

Posted by: lori on April 25, 2006 06:15 AM

Sorry I missed your bday Krix. Baaaad Nettie.

Hope it was good!

Can't wait to see this film!

Posted by: Nettie on April 25, 2006 09:20 AM

Sorry I missed your bday Krix. Baaaad Nettie.

Hope it was good!

Can't wait to see this film!

Posted by: Nettie on April 25, 2006 09:21 AM

oh geez, I swear I wasn't fishing for belated birthday wishes. You guys are sweet. Thank you.

Posted by: krix on April 25, 2006 11:07 AM

Hope you had a wonderful birthday. I made a little something for you on the weekend. Belated, but heartfelt ...

Posted by: sta-cie on April 25, 2006 12:01 PM


I did think of you on your birthday, believe you me... :)

Posted by: Nettie on April 25, 2006 12:29 PM

If the friends apologize for leaving the birthday greetings, it's more happy for you than a drinking party. About "The Lake House", it will turn out be now contemplative now dramatic recovery of memories, not a graceful comedy of sentimental manners (just a right shade,except a remake imitation instinct); we shall see.

Posted by: Etruscan on April 25, 2006 01:16 PM

Happy late berfdeee, krix! Sorry so late to the party. Thanks for all the new links & info too.

Posted by: T on April 27, 2006 05:30 PM
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