I didn’t think I’d enjoy this film. When I first heard about it I didn’t think I’d bother to go see, but then I read some reviews that persuaded me to check it out. I still didn’t think I’d enjoy it mind, but I thought I’d give it a go.
The basic plot revolves around a house, yes by a lake, hence The Lake House, and its mailbox. Which seems to be some sort of a time-portal type thing, allowing Kate and Alex to exchange letters. From a distance of two years. Kate is in 2006, Alex in 2004.
Despite my reservations there is actually quite a bit to like about this film. Reeves and Bullock have good chemistry, and the script has a lot of nice touches in the dialogue. However I didn’t like the way the letters the two characters were translated into total conversations, with one replying to a sentence and then the other responding as though they were able to talk in real time. It wasn’t a mysterious Instant Messaging time device they used. It was letters. But I was willing to over look that.
What I’m not willing to over look Show Spoiler ▼
Rewriting history means that you rewrite it. It has happened. It is in the past. To future people that is all the history there is. Causality man! I feel like I’m in Star Trek and giving out about the time travel paradox.
So in the end I came out feeling annoyed. I’m glad I went, and overall it was a watchable film. But I didn’t like it.