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Keanuís Not-So-Excellent Adventure...

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Forum Name: THE LAKE HOUSE
Forum Discription: In a Rip-Off of SOMEWHERE IN TIME, Keanu Time Travels 2 Find True Love...WOAH, DUDE!
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Topic: Keanuís Not-So-Excellent Adventure...
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: Keanuís Not-So-Excellent Adventure...
Date Posted: June 12 2006 at 6:33am

WITH a STORY-LINE "BORROWED'" from the 1980 CHRISTOPHER REEVE ROMANCE http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081534/ - SOMEWHERE in TIME , KEANU and SANDRA ARE RE-UNITED in a VEHICLE ABOUT the KINDA BUSS...THAT'S a BIG WET KISS!

Miss Congeniality and Mister Air-Head...Together Again!

Go Ahead, Wax Romantic (or Wax RAZZ-tastic) BELOW...



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Posted By: Nasty Man
Date Posted: June 14 2006 at 4:19am
Why does Reeves keep making these sickly-sweet chick flicks??  The few people who still care about dumb old Keanu only wanna see him blow stuff away, like he did in the Matrix movies. As for myself, if it's anything with him in it, I'll wait 'till it's available on Netflix, and then watch only enough of it to decide if he should (for a 7th time!) be a Worst Actor Razzie nominee...

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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 14 2006 at 12:58pm
Keanu is invariably so wooden, I constantly expect the first dog that walks by to lift a leg and spray right on his pants' leg. Still, this movie strikes me as more of a monument to colossal mediocrity than a serious Razzie contender.

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Nine times out of ten, in art as in life, there is no truth to be discovered, only an error to be exposed.--H.L. Menken


Posted By: Rosen
Date Posted: June 14 2006 at 5:20pm

Lets face it, he's a good looking guy... I love movies with him in them. If I turn the volume down... and pause it.



Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 15 2006 at 1:34am
One question...when he is onscreen, how do you tell the difference between live action and pause?

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Nine times out of ten, in art as in life, there is no truth to be discovered, only an error to be exposed.--H.L. Menken


Posted By: Rosen
Date Posted: June 16 2006 at 8:23pm

OK, so I saw the movie today, and while it wasn't great (and I kept expecting Keanu to say "Woah!") it wasn't terrible. I mean, yeah Sandra Bullock's hair was painful, and the plot was predictable... but the estrogen in me just can't resist a cheesy, sappy, predictable chick flick.

Response from head RAZZberry: I'm confused, is "cheesy, sappy, predictable chick flick" meant to be a compliment?? Sounds like a RAZZIE contender to me!



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Posted By: deadguy76
Date Posted: June 16 2006 at 10:04pm

Come on, don't you think the movie could have replaced Keanu with someone more common and loveable, like John Cusack... or a brick? Personally I think the latter would have given a better performance.

As for the plot: A wormhole (one of the most powerful forces in the universe, next to a black hole) is confined to... a mailbox??



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Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 17 2006 at 12:50am

Originally posted by Rosen

...the plot was predictable... .

That is an understatement that ranks up there with "living in Germany in 1938 had its hazzards for most Jewish people."

There is a scene very early in the film that gives away the ending so completely they might as well have added a rolling caption along the bottom of the screen so that the audience members who rode in on the short bus wouldn't miss it.  And I kept wondering why he didn't ask her to send along a few stock tips and/or the results of every sporting event over the 2 years. I guess feeling sorry for themselves was more important than seeing the advantages of the situation.

I was also a little disappointed that he didn't try sending her a message on February 29, since 2004 was a leap year and 2006 wasn't. It might have ripped apart the fabric of the universe and put the audience out of their misery a lot earlier.

As I predicted earlier, the film probably isn't Razzie material...just profoundly average.



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Nine times out of ten, in art as in life, there is no truth to be discovered, only an error to be exposed.--H.L. Menken


Posted By: Rosen
Date Posted: June 17 2006 at 10:12am

 I'm a Jew, Saturnwatcher...haha.

And Deadguy, yes, I think they could have done so much better with the casting (Sandra Bollock's age was actually bothering me, she just finished her residency, she should have been around 25...and I I felt as if Michael Caine could have jumped out at any moment because she has NO versatility as an actress and Keanu... well, we've already discussed him) I think better choices would have been Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, they have amazing chemistry and they look so good together.

I think that the chemistry in this movie was severely lacking and it would have been so much better had they tried to go for that.

And what was with all of the plot holes? How we're they "talking" to eachother; the cafe, brushing her teeth, etc...



Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 17 2006 at 4:29pm

I have a good measure of the blood as well. Nothing to cry about!  

Originally posted by Rosen

 I'm a Jew, Saturnwatcher...haha.

 



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Nine times out of ten, in art as in life, there is no truth to be discovered, only an error to be exposed.--H.L. Menken


Posted By: deadguy76
Date Posted: June 18 2006 at 11:03pm

You two wouldn't happen to work in the movie industry would you? just kidding.

Shalom



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Posted By: Sanndman228715
Date Posted: June 19 2006 at 4:01pm

Actually I'm surprised no one mentioned what this film REALLY needed: An insane (Possibly Drug-riddled) Dennis Hopper! (Yeah, I'm a Hopper fan)



Posted By: saturnwatcher
Date Posted: June 20 2006 at 2:06am
Well, it did have Christopher Plummer donning his "Hey! Look World! I'm Still Alive" tee-shirt.

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Nine times out of ten, in art as in life, there is no truth to be discovered, only an error to be exposed.--H.L. Menken


Posted By: Brierfox
Date Posted: July 02 2006 at 6:07am

I've seen the trailers, and I like the premise that two people are interwoven within the fabric of time.   Keanu and Sandra looked good, and it had that romantic feel that my girlfriend loves.  I'll have to rent this, as it probally won't last more than a day here.  Most movies, and I mean even the good ones, only stay in the theaters for one weekend in this town. I miss a lot of movies because I can't see more than one or two in a weekend.  

I wanted to make note of time travel as portayed in movies.  Except for "Back to the Future,"  I don't recall any one ever making money!   Hey this could be a good Forum topic:   Bad Time Travel Movies...



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Posted By: deadguy76
Date Posted: July 09 2006 at 11:47pm
Originally posted by Sanndman228715

Actually I'm surprised no one mentioned what this film REALLY needed: An insane (Possibly Drug-riddled) Dennis Hopper! (Yeah, I'm a Hopper fan)

After seeing Apocalypse Now, Easy Rider, and Blue Velvet I think Dennis Hopper would have made any movie cool!

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Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: July 10 2006 at 3:25am
[QUOTE=deadguy76]

Come on, don't you think the movie could have replaced Keanu with someone more common and loveable, like John Cusack... or a brick? Personally I think the latter would have given a better performance.

Funny you should mention Mr. Cusack. He had originally been offered the part, but turned it down...go to this  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0410297/trivia - LINK for details .



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Posted By: Loi13
Date Posted: July 21 2006 at 10:37pm

What's so bad about Keanu?!  He's a good actor!

  I do like Mr. Cusack though and wouldn't have minded it too much if he had replaced Reeves.  The downside would've been that I don't think Mr.  Cusack would've had as much chemistry with Bullock as Reeves does.



Posted By: Brierfox
Date Posted: August 03 2006 at 1:30pm
I saw this movie with my girlfriend who loves this kind of movie.  While we were pretty close on what we liked or didn't like, we both agreed that we were frequently confused.     For instance, we both felt we had missed something concerning how they communicated.   Was it instant mail, only at lightspeed?    OK, so time was messed up,   how come they could talk?   Captain Keenau could have smiled more, and I would have picked my freinds better.  I also had an issue with Keenau's dad, how come the time worm didn't affect him?  I thought he built the house?


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Posted By: Loi13
Date Posted: August 03 2006 at 11:49pm
I totally agree.


Posted By: Sanndman228715
Date Posted: August 05 2006 at 11:45am
If you want to see a GOOD film with Christopher Plummer, buy the Inside Man on Tuesday.


Posted By: deadguy76
Date Posted: August 05 2006 at 9:54pm
I'll second that motion. I've seen The Inside Man twice already. So far it's my favorite movie of the year.

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"Woody Allen, whatever his failings, does not make movies for morons. Most directors do. Of course, most directors are morons."

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Posted By: Sanndman228715
Date Posted: August 06 2006 at 12:03pm
Yeah, everyone is good in that, Denzel does great and oozes coolness, Clive Owen's calm delivery is used perfectly, Jodie Foster does a bang-up job, Dafoe is good, but not given a lot to do, and Christopher Plummer proves he's one of the best to never receive an oscar nomination, as a man hiding something. I recently watched another great Spike Lee film, the 25th hour. Another one where everyone in the cast was good, this film ( Along with the HBO Movie 61*) probably saved Barry Pepper's career after Battlefield Earth. Since those movies he was also really good in The Three Burials of Melquiadez Estrada.


Posted By: sportsartist24
Date Posted: August 06 2006 at 2:54pm
Well, I haven't talked much about this movie, but it looks like the time has come. All I do know is, this is the first film Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock have done in like 12 years (since SPEED, which came out back in 1994)...

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Posted By: ITbeast
Date Posted: August 08 2006 at 3:06pm

Originally posted by Sanndman228715

If you want to see a GOOD film with Christopher Plummer, buy the Inside Man on Tuesday.

If you really want to see Christopher Plummer in a good film, check out his performance in  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081534/ - "Somewhere In Time"  (The movie from which a lot of the material in Lake House was "lifted" ). It's available on http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004W46I/sr=8-1/qid=1155092917/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-6612514-1918507?ie=UTF8 - DVD  and the performances in this movie were much more emotionally believable than those in this stale "remake."



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Posted By: AllisonSNLKid
Date Posted: December 28 2006 at 12:11pm

Originally posted by Rosen

Ok, so I saw the movie today, and while it wasn't great, and I kept expecting Keanu to say "Woah..." it wasn't terrible. I mean, yeah Sandra Bullocks hair was painful, and the plot was predictable... but the estrogen in me just can't resist a cheesy, sappy, predictable chick flick.

Ithink everyone awaits another "whoah..."

He will be buried with that on his tombstone, which reminds me...

Allison:-)



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: April 25 2007 at 12:56pm
Allison, you just hate the fact this movie was actually good. Maybe you watched it and got confused because your mind couldn't grasp the complicated concept.


Posted By: SchumacherH8ter
Date Posted: September 06 2007 at 11:41am
Originally posted by Loi13

What's so bad about Keanu?!  He's a good actor!                      

                                                                                     Keanu acted like a brick in here, but Sandra was actually worse! Also, two things that bothered about this movie that nobody seemed to mention were the atrocious Paul McCaurtney song and Sandra (foreign) mom.



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