Friday, January 13, 2012

The Lake House (2006)




Right Place In A Wrong Time

THE PLOT (7 stars - Good)
The Lake House (TLH) is a modern take of “Somewhere In Time”.  Based on the Korean movie “Il Mare”, TLH is about two strangers who fall in love but living in a different time.  Dilemma is, how they’ll gonna meet?

THE PERFORMANCE (5 stars - Average)
After "Speed", 16 years ago, Bullock and Reeves have teamed-up again.  Roles are perfect for them but the chemistry between them is a bit cold - both display such dry performances.  I'm a Sandra-Keanu fan, I wish they've pushed it more.

THE PRODUCTION (5 stars - Average)
I enjoy the seasons, cityscape and architectural cinematography scattered in the film - it sets the mood.  Nice soundtracks as well.  The story is promising but direction isn't able to show its full potential.  I find the phasing obviously dragging.



OVERALL SCORE
(7 + 5 + 5) / 3 = 6.00
6//10 points = Above Average



OTHER CRITICS

1.  All Rovi
     = 3.5/5.0 stars (reviewed by Perry Seibert)
     = 3.5/5.0 stars (based on 4 users)

2.  Amazon
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (based on 360 users)

3.  Box Office Mojo
     = B (based on 737 users)

4.  Film Critic
     = 2.5/5.0 stars (reviewed by David Dylan Thomas)
     = 3.0/5.0 stars (based on users)

5.  IMDB
     = 6.8/10.0 stars (based on 40,964 users)

6.  Metacritic
     = 52/100 points (based on 34 critics)
     = 7.8/10.0 points (based on 207 users)

7.  MRQE
     = 57/100 (based on critics)

8.  MSN Movies
     = 3.0/10.0 stars (based critics)
     = 4.0/5.0 stars (based on 472 users)

9.  RottenTomatoes
     = 36/100 points (based on 154 critics)
     = 75/100 points (based on 401,024 users)

10.  Yahoo Movies
     = C+ (based on 15 critics)
     = B (based on 17,991 users)



THE GIST
Smart.  Sometimes I get lost with 2004, 2006 and 2008 timeline.  At the end, it intertwines and still captures our hearts.  Decent.  For me, decent is not good, it's just average.  :|



EXTRA STUFF

1.  CAUGHT QUOTE
"Let me let you go."
- Kate Forster




2.  INTERESTING CHARACTER
Jack "of all trades"



3.  TEASER SCENE

video
- Man from the past



4.  MOVIE TRAILER

video




5.  NUMBER TRACKER 

Production Budget                          $40.0 M
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Domestic Gross           $52.3 M
Foreign Gross              $62.5 M
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Worldwide Gross                           $114.8 M
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Profit                                             $74.8 M



6.  ACCOLADES (BEST AND WORST)

Teens Choice Awards, USA

Winner:                        - Movies - Choice Liplock
                                        (Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves)
Nominated:                  - Movies - Choice Chick Flick
                                     







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