Monday, June 12, 2006

House Is Not a Home

To put it in the most simple way, here's what's wrong with The Lake House:
1. It makes no sense; how can things that happen in 2004 not affect what happens in 2006?
2. Keanu Reeves can't act, but even worse, he can't read a letter
3. Although it's not overly long (108 minutes), it feels long
4. It makes no sense
5. Keanu and Sandra Bullock have no connection, other than they have to get together by movie's end
6. When they do get together, it's absolutely nauseating
7. It's stupid
... oh, and did I mention the movie makes no sense?

And also, alright, so they're "sending" each other letters through this one mailbox. Well, what happens when they get actual mail? Does it get delivered in 2004 or 2006? And when the mailman shows up, if he sees a letter meant for one or the other, does he mail it?

There. I've just saved you $10. If you want to see a decent movie where the two romantic leads don't share much screen time, rent Sleepless in Seattle. And of course, if you want to see these two together in a good movie, rent Speed. I'm giving The Lake House a C–.

ps: It's a shame the movie's so bad. When I interviewed Shohreh Aghdashloo for Continental, she had such nice things to say about it (not that any of that made it into my article).



Blogger ANDREW said...

C-, you couldnt give it anything better than that. I mean, its a romance film. Do you have a soul Martin? I mean, it might not be the most original but hey, it's som'thin

September 01, 2006 9:36 PM  

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