The Lake House, Film Club

The Lake House


The Lake House Movie Club!  This was the November selection to talk about for the Movie Club, this movie was voted on in a poll.  So please tell us what you thought about the movie.  I will be writing my reply in the comments section.   


Here are some starter questions, which you can or do not have to address.


Did you like Keanu's acting?  Or his Narration, when he was reading the letters.


Did you feel they were in love?  


How did it make you feel?  


Did you like the movie or think it was trash?  


Would you recommend this movie to others? 


If you want to use my star images for your ratings, that is fine, you can see them here.

  • Personally I thought this movie was really bad for the most part. I thought they didn’t feel like they were in love at all. Keanu’s reading of the letters was HORRIBLE! I felt no feeling what so ever. Sandy too felt cold and lifeless, it really didn’t work for me at all.

    The idea was cool, really cool to me. I thought it had a good chance of being awesome, it just missed in so many places. Only in the last 15 minutes or so did I feel a little stir of excitement or that anything moving was happening in this movie. The chemistry between them was more cold that loving. It seemed like they didn’t want to be there.

  • evilangel

    I did feel that they didn’t really know each other at all at the point when they “fell in love.” Love at first writing I guess? Maybe they wwere just trying to avoid as much of the straight letter-reading, with Keanu butchering that part.

    I found myself geting really upset with parts of the movie – like the fact that for the entire time she was living at the Lake House he actually KNEW that she lived there, and never once bothered to try to find her there. And why’d she have to tell him to wait a full two years, why couldn’t she have just told him to look both ways before crossing the street?

    It’s too bad, because I really liked the idea behind this movie & really wanted to like it.

  • sillyliss

    When I rented the movie last night, the college-aged guy at Blockbuster went on and on about how ordinarily this isn’t his kind of movie but it was just sooooo good, etc., etc. So there’s his opinion before mine.

    I didn’t really care for the movie. I liked the idea of it. But unless you’re Marty McFly, it’s really hard to pull off the time travel thing. And switching back and forth between years was REALLY confusing to me. They were usually two years apart, but sometimes he was in 2006 and she was in…2008? I guess. It was just confusing. I was so confused about the time shifts that I didn’t even notice that they didn’t seem very in love. Haha. Now that I think about it, though…

    It was a nice try. Keanu Reeves really couldn’t pull off the character. The brother was downright creepy. And Kate’s character looked better with long hair. My opinions. 😉

    After the movie, between the husband and me:
    Me: I think our story is more romantic.
    Him: Really? But there’s no time-space travel in our story.

    Overall, glad we rented it, but probably not in my see-again movies, unless it’s a choice between that and Medicine Man.

  • Yea, I agree time travel is really hard to handle and deal with and make work right. Thanks for replying, in a couple of days I will put up the vote for the December movies, if you have a suggestion to add, you can reply here or email me.

  • sillyliss

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    It was really fun watching and seeing what everyone else had to say. I was afraid before I read the other posts that everyone would love it but me. (And I voted to watch Lake House, too.)

    I don’t have any particular movies on my waiting-to-be-watched list, although I know the husband is going to get me to watch Prairie Home Companion with him (going into it with a bad attitude straightaway), so it would be fun to see if everyone hates that one.

    I’m sure I’ll watch whichever movie is picked.

    Very nice job on the new blog, too! 🙂

  • Z

    Keanu just didn’t have the passion for this part. I’m afraid he wasn’t believable as an architect either. Beyond that, the women who played Sandra Bullock’s mom and her boss were suprisingly similar in sound and appearance. That was confusing at first.

    I liked the concept. I think a good movie could be made with this idea and I think Sandra Bullock could be the female lead, but they need to replace the male lead; and they need to work on their ambiguous explanation of how time and space work. I was never sure what they were implying with this film.

    I’ll watch PHC. Count me in for that one.

  • Well you all were the first ones to join and reply and I haven’t picked out a movie yet, so lets do Prarie Home Companion. Good homage to Altman since he just died.

    Thanks for joining Z. And commenting.

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