The Lake House


1h 38m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Feeling that it's time for a change in her life, Dr. Kate Forster leaves the suburban Illinois locale where she completed her residency and takes a job at a busy Chicago hospital. One thing she is reluctant to leave behind is the uniquely beautiful house she's been renting--a spacious and artfully

Film Details

Also Known As
Entre deux rives, Huset vid sjön, Il Mare, Lake House, Mare
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Latino
Romance
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Jim Gaudio
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Synopsis

Feeling that it's time for a change in her life, Dr. Kate Forster leaves the suburban Illinois locale where she completed her residency and takes a job at a busy Chicago hospital. One thing she is reluctant to leave behind is the uniquely beautiful house she's been renting--a spacious and artfully designed refuge with large windows that overlook a placid lake. It's a place in which she felt her true self. It is a winter morning in 2006. On her way to the city, Kate leaves a note in the mailbox for house's next tenant, asking him to forward her mail and noting that the inexplicable painted paw prints he might notice by the front door were there when she moved in. But when the next tenant arrives, he sees a much different picture. Alex Wyler, a talented but frustrated architect working at a nearby construction site, finds the lake house badly neglected: dusty, dirty and overgrown with weeds. And no sign of paw prints anywhere. The house has special meaning for Alex. In a happier time it was built by his estranged father, a renowned architect who allowed his professional acclaim to grow at the expense of his family life. Alex feels a sense of peace here now and commits to restoring the property to its original beauty. He disregards Kate's note until, days later, while painting the weather-beaten jetty he sees a stray dog run across the fresh paint and then towards the entrance of the house, leaving paw prints exactly where she said they'd be. Baffled, Alex writes back, saying that the house had no occupant before him and wondering how she could have known about the dog; while Kate, who just left it a week ago, imagines he is playing some kind of joke on her and fires back a reply. As Kate and Alex continue to correspond through the lake house's mailbox they confirm that they are, incredibly, impossibly, living two years apart, and each at a time in their lives when they are struggling with past disappointments and trying to make a new start. Sharing this unusual bond, they reveal more of themselves to one another with each passing week--their secrets, their doubts and dreams, until they find themselves falling in love. Determined to bridge the distance between them at last and unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary connection, they tempt fate by arranging to meet. But, by trying to join their two separate worlds, they could risk losing each other forever.

Crew

Michael Ahasay

Special Effects Foreman

Melanie Allen

Stunt Performer

Deena Appel

Costume Designer

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

David Auburn

Screenplay

David Bach

Dialogue Editor

Lucia Balducci

Interpreter

Jason Barnoski

Assistant

Pierre Barouh

Song

Ron Bartlett

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Maria K. Battle

Assistant Director

Albert Beach

Song

Janey Bergam

Assistant

Bruce Berman

Executive Producer

Ira Blumen

Consultant

Kelly Borisy

Best Boy Grip

Alejandro Brodersohn

Editor

Christopher Jerome Brown

Assistant

Jeffrey S Brown

Greensman

Carla Bruni

Song Performer

Jeremy Burns

Digital Effects

Kenny Cabrera

Craft Service

Frank P Calzavara

Stunt Performer

David Carbonara

Music Editor

Paul Carden

Adr Supervisor

Makiko Carlson

Assistant Camera

Joe Carpita

Loader

Patrick Caulfield

Costumer

David J Chamerski

Assistant Property Master

Brian Christensen

Stunt Performer

Marisa Clayton

Project Manager

Rosemary Clooney

Song Performer

Chris-teena Constas

Assistant

Paolo Conte

Song

Paolo Conte

Song Performer

Stella Christy Cottini

Set Costumer

Chris Cozens

Music Engineer

Nathan Crowley

Production Designer

William D'ambra

Property Master

Tobiasz Daszkiewicz

Stunt Performer

Marc Dauer

Song

Doug Davison

Producer

Robert Dawson

Main Title Design

Jennifer Deigl

Assistant Director

Paul Demarte

Assistant Camera

James R Dew

Animal Trainer

Chris Dibble

Score Recording

Chris Dibble

Music Scoring Mixer

Jeff Dieter

Greensman

Matt Diezel

Assistant Editor

Jed M Dodge

Dialogue Editor

Nick Drake

Song Performer

Nick Drake

Song

Rickley W Dumm

Sound Editor

Mikey Eberle

Assistant

Scott Elias

Unit Production Manager

Mark Oliver Everett

Song

Meg Everist

Set Decorator

Russell Farmarco

Adr Supervisor

James Fierro

Stunt Performer

Frank Gaeta

Sound Design

Gretchen Gain

Set Costumer

Serge Gainsbourg

Song

Luis Galdames

Assistant Sound Editor

Sherry Gallarneau

Script Supervisor

Sue Gates

Colorist

Jim Gaudio

Cable Operator

David George

Assistant

Stan Getz

Song Performer

Stephanie Gilliam

Set Designer

Thomas J Glynn

On-Set Dresser

Dana Goldberg

Executive Producer

Anamarie Gonzaga

Production Accountant

Kate Gordon

Assistant

Mack Gordon

Song

Malcolm Ahrens Greeley

Foreman

Jose Gunter

Assistant

Patrick Guraudi

Sound Editor

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

Mark Harper

Stunt Performer

Eric Hingst

Assistant

Bill Hogan

Transportation Coordinator

Aaron C Holden

Assistant Property Master

James Hornsey

Song

John Houlihan

Music Supervisor

Steven Hudosh

Location Assistant

D Richard Humber

Dolly Grip

Bob Jackson

Sound Editor

Craig Jackson

Set Designer

Boysie Jereza

Assistant Production Accountant

Jennifer Jobst

Costume Supervisor

Jason S Johnston

Boom Operator

Sir Julian

Song Performer

Dori Kancher

Assistant

Kevin Kavanaugh

Art Director

Mark Keen

Song

Kate Kelly

Production Coordinator

Maryann Kelman

Stunt Performer

Season Kent

Music Supervisor

Carole King

Song

Carole King

Song Performer

Alar Kivilo

Director Of Photography

Alar Kivilo

Dp/Cinematographer

Lynzee Klingman

Editor

George Kohut

Camera Operator

Irec Kriske

Assistant

Peter Kuttner

Assistant Camera

Mark Labonge

Camera Operator

Mark Labonge

Steadicam Operator

Francis Lai

Song

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Richard Lederer

Assistant Director

Roy Lee

Producer

Rick Lefevour

Stunt Coordinator

Phillis Lehmer

Graphic Artist

Carolyn Leigh

Song

Lara L Leonard

Assistant

Alan Jay Lerner

Song

Frederick Loewe

Song

Sharon Lomasney

Production Secretary

Tom Lowell

Stunt Performer

Alasdair Maclean

Song

Kathryn A Madden

Medic

Daniel Maldonado

Stunt Performer

Sonny Mallhi

Coproducer

Mark Mamalakis

Assistant Location Manager

Jim Mammoser

Stunt Performer

Dominic Mango

Hair

Darrin Mann

Foley Mixer

Dan Maxwell

Transportation Captain

James R Mcallister

Location Manager

Paul Mccartney

Song

Paul Mccartney

Song Performer

Kimberly R Mccord

Dialogue Editor

Josh Mclaglen

Assistant Director

Mary Mclaglen

Executive Producer

Brad Mehldau

Song Performer

Brad Mehldau

Song

Natalie Meyer

Stunt Performer

John D. Milinac

Special Effects Coordinator

Pamela Milone

Hair Assistant

Alyson Moore

Foley Artist

Chris Moriana

Foley Artist

Marvin Morris

Music Editor

Patrick Muldoon

Location Assistant

Justin Muller

Assistant Director

Gerry Mulligan

Song Performer

Chris Mulsoff

Rigging Gaffer

Me'shell Ndegeocello

Song Performer

Me'shell Ndegeocello

Song

India Neilan

Assistant

Lori J Nelson

Visual Effects Producer

Todd Niesen

Dialogue Editor

Susan Novick

Post-Production Supervisor

Benjamin J. Nowicki

Art Department Coordinator

Thomas J. O'connell

Adr Mixer

Dick Oakes

Chief Lighting Technician

Rachel Ohman

Assistant

Chelo Ontiveros

Makeup Assistant

Geri B Oppenheim

Makeup Artist

Rosemary Orlando

Production Coordinator

Troy O Osman

Construction Coordinator

Tyler Osman

Foreman

Suzi Ostos

Makeup

Gina Panno

Set Costumer

Carl Paoli

Stunt Performer

J Wayne Parker

Best Boy Grip

Nina Paskowitz

Hair Stylist

Sarah Payne

Dialogue Editor

Linda Perlin

Stunt Performer

Scott Philyaw

Stunt Performer

Jason Piccioni

Visual Effects Supervisor

Heather Pollock

Set Costumer

Troy Porter

Adr Mixer

Rachel Portman

Music Composer

Katherine Quittner

Music Editor

Arlyn B Rambayon

Music Editor

Stefan Rand

Assistant

Janine Rath-thompson

Hair Stylist

Jonah Ravine

Assistant

C Alan Rawlins

Key Grip

Katie Ray

Assistant

Marquee Reno

Assistant

Johnny Richards

Song

Jay B Richardson

Music Editor

John Roesch

Foley Artist

Maria C Roxas

Assistant Location Manager

Tom Safron

Greensman

Ben Schor

Music Editor

Nomi Shichor

Costumes

Jayme Silva

Song

Claire Simon

Casting

Alicia Skirball

Stunt Performer

Scott Smith

Sound Mixer

David Snell

Music Conductor

Peter Sorel

Photography

Kevin Sorensen

Stunt Performer

Lindsey Spaulding

Assistant

Andy Spellman

Aerial Unit

Fred Stahley

Sound Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Entre deux rives, Huset vid sjön, Il Mare, Lake House, Mare
MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Latino
Romance
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Jim Gaudio
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer June 16, 2006

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2006

Remake of "Il Mare" (South Korea/2000), directed by Lee Hyeon-seung and staring Jung-Jae Lee and Ji-hyun Jun.

John Corbett was previously attached to play the role of Morgan, but was replaced by Dylan Walsh.

Literary Sale Date: 04/16/2002

Released in United States Summer June 16, 2006

Released in United States on Video September 26, 2006