I thought it’d be fun today to talk about our favorite romantic movies. We all have them, don’t we? Yep. :) We do.
I’ll go first, then you.
My favorite is The Lake House starring Sandra Bullock and… um, yeah. Keanu Reeves.
Hold on! Don’t go yet! Yes, I know, I know. We’re not supposed to be fans of Keanu Reeves. Truth be told, I’m not a fan of either actor. (Not a fan of actors much in general, but I digress.) Sandra Bullock tends to do fluffy, silly romantic comedies, and I don’t care for those. But in this one, she is different.
And Reeves is pretty likable too.
Bullock is a new doctor who has just finished her residency and takes a job at a downtown Chicago hospital. (No, I don’t love the movie because part of it is in Chicago, although that doesn’t hurt the movie’s cause.) Anyway, when we meet her, she’s very serious. Sad. Somber. We’re not sure why, but she’s lonely and needs… something.
She moves to Chicago from this lake house she was living at in Wisconsin. (Check it out in the trailer — it’s worth watching, just for that.) So before she moves out, she leaves a note in the mailbox for the next renter, giving him her address should the post office forget to forward her mail.
She also dates the letter.
And the next renter, Keanu Reeves, replies back to her. He says, sure he’ll forward any mail, but she’s confused him. She’s mentioned some things about the lake house that just aren’t there. And she also got the date wrong. She dated the letter as 2006 when he knows it’s 2004.
“Ooooo!” you all just said. It’s a time-travel romance.
Yep, but they’re only two years apart. So they can meet.
Yes! I love that part.
I’m gonna go watch this movie right now. Hang on. You watch the trailer.
Okay, I’m back. It’s still great.
So the movie is about them connecting, initially through letters, and then in real life, in Keanu’s time, not Bullock’s. But the question of course is can they have a relationship? How will that work? What will happen when they finally meet?
I’d say more about this movie, but I don’t want to ruin how it all turns out. The one negative I’ll see is that there is a little bit of swearing in it — some curse words and God’s name a few times. (I hate that.) And there’s a bit of cheese here and there, especially early. Don’t let that cheesy bit deter you though. Other than that, it’s a really romantic, sweet yet serious movie with actors playing roles a bit outside their norm.
Now it’s your turn! What’s your favorite romantic movie? Why do you love it? And how many times have you watched it? Looking forward to your answers!