Lake House, The (2006, USA) C-98m. SCOPE ** D: Alejandro Agresti. Starring Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach. Bullock plays a doctor living at the title edifice, who starts a correspondence with a man (Reeves) who - as it turns out - lived there before her. The twist: He lives in 2004, she in 2006. When they fall in love, they must ask themselves how this time span can be bridged. Intriguing, albeit not entirely logical combination of fantasy and romance is a remake of the Korean SIWORAE (2000), though this seems as if it would have worked better as a 1970s European art film starring, perhaps, Romy Schneider and Marcello Mastroianni.

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