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The lake house

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The Lake House is a 2006 American romantic drama film remake of the Korean motion picture Il Mare (2000). It was written by David Auburn, directed by Alejandro Agresti, and stars Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock as Alex Wyler and Kate Forster, respectively an architect living in 2004 and a doctor living in 2006.

Kate Forster is moving out from her lake house, built all of it with glass. She is a doctor and has just begin to work in a hospital in Chicago, moving to a new flat in the center of the city. Alex Wyler is the new owner of the lake house, a young architect who’s working in the construction of a new complex of houses at the city skirts. Alex and Kate are maintaining a correspondence, talking about the house matters, sending each other letters, which are put in the lake house’s letter box. But a strange thing is happening, because both of them find out that the letter box is working as a kind of time communication channel, between the year 2004, where Alex’s living, and 2006, the year that Kate’s actually living. After sending each other many letters talking about their lives, and Kate talking to Alex about how life will be in two years, it seems like they’re falling in love each other. But maybe they will never meet each other, because of the time distance. Nevertheless, Kate comes up with a memory from 2004, when she forgot a book in a train station, Jane Austen’s “Persuasion”, and she’ll ask Alex to go to that place in that precise moment, when she lost the book. Maybe the future of Kate is about to change, when Alex decides to meet Kate’s other self in the past, despite the fact that she has a boyfriend. They will learn that playing with time could be a little bit dangerous for both of them, but Alex will take everything into his hands to finally meet Kate in the future.

It  has a complex but exciting and sentimental argument that will be liked by those who look for lovely fairy tale’s stories.

MYSTIC RIVER

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Mystic River is a 2003 American film directed by Clint Eastwood. and starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney and Emmy Rossum. The film was written by Brian Helgeland, based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. It was nominated for six Academy Awards.

During the summer of 1975, Dave Boyle and two friends, Jimmy and Sean, are playing on the street in Boston when two men catch Dave and abused him sexually. Years later Dave becomes a primary suspect when Jimmy’s daughter, Katie, is found murdered. Sean, assigned to investigate the crime, finds himself facing both demons from the past and demons in the present as the circumstances of Katie’s death are uncovered.

This movie is very nice. An intriguing and dramatic side will make you follow it until the end.