ate Forster (Sandra Bullock) is a lonely doctor who’s moving out of the Lake house to live in an apartment in Chicago. She leaves a note for the next attendant, asking him if he receives mail addressed to her, to send them through to her new address.
The new attendant, a young but brilliant architect named Alex Wyler moves into the Lake house. He reads her note but to him the Lake house has been empty for several years. When Alex goes over to her place to deliver her mail, it isn’t even built yet. It’s just a construction site. Seems both of them are living in a different year. She’s living in 2006, he lives in 2004.
Quickly they decide to keep contact with each other. Learn more about the other. And Alex gets to learn something about the future. They get very fond of each other. Kate tells him she needs a favor. Two years ago she forgot a book at the local train station. She asks Alex if he can maybe trace it down and deliver it to her through the magic mailbox. When Alex goes to the train station, he sees Kate. But it’s not the same Kate as he’s communicating with. At that point they don’t even know each other.
Alex tells Kate (the one in 2006) they already met before. But she can’t remember. They decide to meet each other, 2 years from now they’ll meet. But 2 years is a very long time and anything can happen!
The reason why I bought this on DVD was because I absolutely love both Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. So both of them in one movie is brilliant! Let’s not forget “Speed”. I didn’t expect a lot of this movie, well I was like I said really happen with the choice of actors. But romantic movies tend to be a little bit cliché, always the same and so on. You have to admit this is a pretty original love story.
What I like is that they both have the ability to change the future or the past. Like when Alex plants a tree at her apartment building because she tells her she really misses trees since she left the lake house. At that very moment, in her time the tree is there. These are really small things but it says so much about the characters of how they feel towards each other even if they haven’t met one another. This is a very touching love story that didn’t bore me one second!
Sandra and Keanu don’t have the greatest chemistry but it’s lovely to see them together again on the big screen after all these years.
What really did disappoint me were the DVD features, the only thing we get are a few deleted scenes and some outtakes. I hoped some much for some interviews with both Sandra bullock and Keanu reeves. But no such luck.