Lake House, The

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: -2

Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Dylan Walsh, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer. Romantic drama. Screenplay by David Auburn, based on the motion picture Il Mare. Directed by Alejandro Agresti. Opens 6/16/0

Synopsis: An independent-minded doctor (Sandra Bullock) who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves), and discovers that, incredibly, they are living two years apart. As they begin to reveal more of themselves to one another through their continuing correspondence (via a magical mailbox), they find themselves falling in love. Determined to bridge the distance between them and unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance, they tempt fate by arranging to meet.

Preview Review: The relationships are nicely developed, the Twilight Zone-like plot (last seen in Somewhere in Time and Kate and Leopold) intriguing, and after their twelve-year separation, the two stars of Speed still exude a genuine chemistry. Along with those positives, the time-space dis-continuum is used to champion old fashioned romance. Its not about flesh commingling, but rather the magic found in a soul mate. Incidental: Guess who says Whoa in one scene? You got it. Will he never learn?

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Warner Bros.

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: None.

Obscene Language: 3 S-words, 2 minor expletives (hell)

Profanity: 1 GD, 2 Cs 1 J

Violence: A man is seen in the street after apparently being hit by a bus.

Sex: None. It is stated that one couple lives together.

Nudity: None.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: 1 gesture.

Drugs: Social drinking in a few scenes.

Other: None

Running Time: 98 minutes
Intended Audience: Mature teens and Adults

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