If you feel like curling up in front of the television for a heap of romance and a good cry then this double feature is just the ticket. What could be better than watching four good looking people (Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, and Hilary Swank) fall in love?
The Lake House directed by Alejandro Agresti:
Love can bring much happiness and great challenges to one's life. When two people are lucky enough to find love, the real question is, can it stand the test of time? This precise topic is explored literally in "The Lake House", a remake of the Korean film "Il Mare."
"The Lake House" has Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock teaming up once again, after their successful action flick Speed back in 1994. Instead of dealing with a crazed lunatic threatening to blow up a bus, they explore matters of the heart this time around.
Dr. Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock), who once lived in a lakeside property, begins an unusual correspondence with a frustrated architect Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves). She leaves a forwarding address for her mail with Alex, the current resident of that home. They begin sharing their personal thoughts with one another through love letters, which are exchanged through a rusty old mailbox, located outside the lake house.
Sounds sweet and pretty straightforward right? Not quite. The obstacle that these two face is that Kate lives in the year 2006 and Alex lives in 2004. Sounds confusing, wouldn't you say? Well, in a way it is because it is unrealistic from a logical point of view but hey, in Hollywood, anything is possible.
As this romantic drama unfolds, the viewers have an opportunity to learn more about both characters. Alex has a strained and complicated relationship with his renowned architect father, Simon (Christopher Plummer) while Kate is courted once again by her ex-fiancée, Morgan (Dylan Walsh) who's hoping to win her over. With all this going on, Alex and Kate attempt to solve their dilemma of living two years apart and desperately try to bridge the gap before it is too late.
Overall, the film is slow moving but is visually artistic. Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock both give notable performances and as far as the storyline goes, I would suggest you don't over analyze it. Just enjoy it for what it is, a charming love story between two people who just want to find true happiness
– Theatrical Trailer
-Additional Scenes and Outtakes
P.S. I Love You directed by Richard LaGravenese:
Holly Kennedy (Hilary Swank – Million Dollar Baby, Boys Don't Cry) is happily married to Irish bloke Gerry (Gerard Butler – 300, Phantom of the Opera). When Gerry suddenly dies it is as if all the life has been taken out of Holly. She just stays in her apartment and lets life pass her by.
Gerry, knowing he was sick and dying, has planned ahead for this and a series of letters start arriving from him showing her how to get on with her life. Over the period of months letters arrive sending Holly off on a new adventure. Each letter ends with "P.S. I love you." The letters and the person she discovers (herself) as a result of him shows her that life can go on after a tragedy and it is possible to love again.
– Additional Scenes
-A Conversation with Cecelia Ahern
-James Blunt "Same Mistake" Music Video
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