The Lake House
A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
- Category:Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
- Stars:Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Lynn Collins, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer,
- Director:Alejandro Agresti,
- Writer:David Auburn (screenplay), Eun-Jeong Kim (motion picture "Siworae"), Ji-na Yeo (motion picture "Siworae")
A lonely doctor, who once lived in a beautiful lakeside home, falls in love via letters with its latest resident, a frustrated architect. When they discover that they're actually living two years apart, they must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(au) wrote: Strong cast, cute story line and just a nip of dark comedy. Loved it!
(it) wrote: Stumbled upon this by chance, but a really good film. Depp's character is typically mental, but the premise of a story within a story is brilliant. The first time you watch it as the tale unravels the viewer is taken aback wonderfully. A very decent film.
(jp) wrote: Harrison Was Good And The Script Is Great By Hall Except The Conclusion.
(jp) wrote: Yeah ok, just too slow, bored.
(br) wrote: bollywood!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH
(es) wrote: A action thrill that isn't better than Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies is pretty by-the-numbers
(au) wrote: You'll learn a lot more from the book upon which this film is based, that being "The Turning Point" by Fritjof Capra. That book, in my personal library (as is this film), is far better written than this script.Capra's selling his intellectual/philosophical perspective here. Don't let the quartet of talent here fool you; there's no real plotline or acting going on here at all. It's Capra's vanity project, intended to help the average person understand and accept his "systems theory" argument. I wish I could say the film was successful in that attempt, but it's really not. Which is why, even though the message this film tries to deliver is so important, Paramount's not bothered with a DVD release after 20 years.Capra IS seriously correct in his "systems theory" argument: that our organizations and systems are failing since we don't understand them holistically, synthetically, since we don't look first at making all the parts work together. Rather we still tend to emphasize the mechanical & analytical perspective (inherited from Descartes and Newton and the hard sciences), that we understand an entity best by dissecting, studying, analyzing and managing all of its parts. Capra's especially interested in how system theory perspective could improve our ecological and sustainability outcomes.The plotline is no more than as if Capra were giving a university lecture; it's Capra's "Sermon on the Mount." The Mount backdrop used here is Mont Saint-Michel, just off the Normandy coast of France. And for viewers unfamiliar with it, it's a gorgeous sight to behold here throughout this film. The sermon is delivered by Liv Ullmann, a former physicist who now lives on the Mont, usually in quiet contemplation. But on this particular morning she starts lecturing Mont visitors John Heard and Sam Waterston. The duo, serving merely as foils for Ullmann's monologue, do little more for 112 minutes than wander along behind her saying "Wow!" and "Huh?" (Ione Skye, portraying Ullmann's daughter and delivering about two minutes screen time and 50 words of dialogue, is utterly irrelevant.)Ullmann starts out well enough, trying to explain the basic systematic perspective as outlined above. Things would have fared better for the audience had she used a bunch of concrete examples that the target audience could comprehend. But instead of doing that, she moves into a heady, fuzzy discussion of quantum mechanics and Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle (which Ullmann never-ever actually names as such).Perhaps it IS kind of jaw-dropping (for the uninitiated) that light is thought to be sometimes particle, sometimes wave. Or that it's thought impossible to determine the position and velocity of an electron with any certainty. Perhaps. But what the HECK does all that have to do with Capra's argument for a holistic perspective of organizations? Almost nothing, actually. Capra's hoping that if the viewer jaw IS dropped, he'll just go ahead and bite on the hook that is the rest of his argument. Hoping that if he astounds the audience with such scientific oddities, they'll just be stupefied into acceptance of his perspective. Generally speaking, that's not a very good strategy to win others over to your argument with any degree of durability.Eventually in Act III, Ullmann does get back on point and she does cough up a couple of decent examples (eg, trees are not just leaves, bark, roots - they are also nesting places, oxygen-and-food givers, erosion preventers, etc.). But really it's too little, too late. The typical viewer by this time is going to be totally lost within the weak and unfocused lecture.Russell Ackoff has given much better examples than seen here. Eg, if you took apart a British car and studied its parts, nothing there would tell you why the steering wheel is on the right. You'd have to understand the car's place within its system to know why.Capra wasn't the first to profess systems theory perspective. Ullmann briefly mentions some names, Gregory Bateson among them. The work of others such as Stafford Beer and Buckminster Fuller also predate Capra. And it could certainly be argued that even the emphasis of ancient Eastern religions on societal harmony and cooperation represent an early understanding of the importance of a systematic perspective.What Capra argues IS important. It's just far better argued in his book.
(nl) wrote: such a sweet watchnot a Harrison Ford movie per-se but still a wacky look at business and mixing it with social livingMelanie Griffith is a so-serious woman looking for a promotion in the line of Wall Street and her boss played by the awesome Weaver gives her enough guidance to make it bigbut after running into a handsome executive things start to escalate sometimes uncomfortably and hilariouslybut Griffith gets in too over her head when she pitches an idea she came up with that's not hersthe cool thing about the movie is that she takes a big risk pining for a dream joband she points out the stress of making it to the topshe is the ultimate 'working girl' as it were juggling a double-life with this charming man and pretending to be her own bossthe 1980's was the age of circuit boards and Griffith proves it's a challenge to get bya modernized 'Cinderella' tale along the lines of 'Pretty Woman' and many others that so funny and sharp
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