Up until now I had always dismissed The Lake House as a typical romance film. I'm also not the biggest fan of Sandra Bullock and I doubted Keanu Reeves was capable of acting in this genre. Then I learned about the fantasy element in the film and I was intrigued.
After watching the film tonight I was actually pleasantly surprised. It's sweet, gentle and highly romantic. I enjoyed the lead performances, although Shohreh Aghdashloo stole every scene she was in, and the soundtrack was great too.
It's just a shame the characters make some very stupid decisions. If Kate is from the future why doesn't she just look Alex up? Surely it wouldn't be too hard to track down the son of a famous architect?
Now I want to track down the Korean original and see how it compares. It seems to get far better reviews!