The Lakehouse: A Love Story Starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock

The storyline of this movie was a bit confusing at times and required suspension of disbelief. Still, I enjoyed it. It’s a love story about two people, Kate (Sandra Bullock) and Alex (Keanu Reeves) who are living in different times. He is living in 2004, while she is living in 2006. At the beginning of the movie, Kate has just moved out of the lakehouse and left a note asking the next occupant, Alex, to forward her mail.

He writes back, saying that the lakehouse had been empty for the last several years. He tries to hand-deliver it to her forwarding address, only to discover that nothing is there yet; it is an apartment complex still under construction. He ends up leaving notes for her in his mailbox at the lakehouse, which she finds and answers. Soon enough they discover they are living in different times.

Alex manages to meet Kate’s 2004 self (briefly), and finds a book for her (Persuasion by Jane Austen) that she left on a bench in 2004. However, the reverse doesn’t seem to work. When the try to meet or talk on the phone at a certain time in 2006, it doesn’t happen.

Discouraged, Kate asks Alex to stop writing to her and tells him not to try to fnd her. But unexpectedly, she learns the reason she is unable to meet Alex’s 2006 self. When she does, she is desperate to change the course of events in 2006 so that maybe they will have the chance to be together.

As I said, it’s a bit implausible and a little hard to follow in places. Still, it was intriguing and enjoyable. I’ve never read Persuasion, but from what the characters said about it, this storyline was following that theme; two people meet, but the timing isn’t right, so they meet again. Both Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves were great in their roles; they have good chemistry. Of course, I will go to see anything Sandra Bullock is in, for the most part.

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