Two actors that I’ve always liked are Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. In fact they worked together in the 1994 action thriller Speed. That was a tense and thrilling film that saw the two forced to work together. The film I’m taking a look at here also sees them closely working together despite being separated by time. This one’s a romantic sci-fi film that I believe flew under many people’s radar. I’m here to rectify that so without further ado here’s my The Lake House blu-ray review.
- The Lake House (2006)
- Genre: Romance
- Directed by Alejandro Agresti
- UK Rating 12
- Discs: 1
- Released By Warner Bros
- Blu-ray Released: 19 February 2007
The year is 2006 and Dr. Kate Forrester (Sandra Bullock) is forced to leave the lake house which is her dream home. However she before she goes she leaves a note in the mailbox for the next owner. That note is picked up by Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves) when he moves in. The only problem being he reads it in the year 2004. What follows is a romance set two years apart.
Style / Direction
The films directed by Alejandro Agresti whilst the cinematography is handled by Alar Kivilo. It’s a beautifully made the film. Not only does it look fabulous but the story is very well told encapsulating that classic romantic film feel.
Music / Audio Effects
The music is composed by Rachel Portman and is in keeping with the genre. It’s gentle yet emotional.
Acting / Characters
This film proves that Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock still have that very special chemistry from Speed. In fact this film actually develops it a whole lot more due to the genre.
- Keanu Reeves as Alex Wyler
- Sandra Bullock as Kate Forster
- Christopher Plummer as Simon J. Wyler
- Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Henry Wyler
- Shohreh Aghdashloo as Dr. Anna Klyczynski
- Dylan Walsh as Morgan Price
- Willeke van Ammelrooy as Mrs. Forster
- Lynn Collins as Mona
Conclusion: The Lake House (2006) Film Review
This is a unique take on the love story formula but one that results in a fabulous film. Both Bullock and Reeves produce superb performances. In fact it should have resulted in the film being considered an instant classic in my opinion at least. However somehow it didn’t quite receive the accolades it should have.
If you love films like Sleepless in Seattle then you are going to love The Lake House. In fact I’d say it’s a bit of an underrated or forgotten gem.
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Conclusion: The Lake House Blu-ray Review
The Blu-ray came out in 2007 and I am happy to report the film has zero issues. The audio and picture quality is perfect.
- Additional Scenes & Outtakes
- Theatrical Trailer
Popcorn Cinema Rating: The Lake House (2006)
MOVIE RATING: WELL WORTH WATCHING
BLU-RAY RATING: GOOD
POPCORN CINEMA: RECOMMENDED
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The Lake House (2006) Trailer
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Summary: The Lake House (2006) Blu-ray Review
Movie title: The Lake House (2006)
Duration: 99 mins
Director(s): Alejandro Agresti
Actor(s): Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dylan Walsh
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A heartwarming and underrated gem, that’s a must see