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#032 - Movie Review - The Lake House

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Happy New Year!  :)  Thank you for joining us for our first brand new review of 2021.  :)

This week, we review the 2006 intellectual romantic fantasy film, "The Lake House".  Sandra Bullock plays a doctor named Kate in the year 2006, and Keanu Reeves plays an architect named Alex in the year 2004.  At different points in time, they live at the same glass lake house, but thanks to a magic mailbox that transmits their letters through time, they meet, correspond, and fall in love despite being two years apart.

We discuss the movie's clean rating (it's oddly kid friendly content-wise, even if kids wouldn't care about an adult love story), the gradual formation of the relationship between Alex & Kate, the movie's visual & narrative techniques, similarities to "The Adjustment Bureau" and "The Time Traveler's Wife," the nature of the magic mailbox, and one co-host's mind-blowing theory that something other than the mailbox is controlling the magic.

I don't know if we've talked this metaphysically about a movie since "Real Steel."  Actually, we probably did for "The Adjustment Bureau" -- both great movies and great reviews.  Check out those episodes and more.  But, for now, grab your tools and check out this review as we renovate...The Lake House.

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