the lake house
the year: 2006
the genre: drama
the cast: Keanu Reeves (Alex Wyler); Sandra Bullock (Kate Forster); Christopher Plummer (Simon Wyler); Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Henry Wyler); Dylan Walsh (Morgan)
the plot: A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
count: how many children Alex tells Kate he has.
listen for: "He must write one hell of a letter."
did you know: director Alejandro Agresti made a brief cameo as the man using breath spray on the train, beside Sandra Bullock.
extra bonus points: if you know why the dog was named Jack.
also listen for: "Oh, we have a comedian! What, did you eat clown for breakfast?"
did you also know: the actual house did not exist and was built for the movie, then dismantled. In using Google Earth to see the house, enter 41.7142, -87.8901 in the window on the Fly To tab. This will take you to the center of the lake. Zoom to the clearing on the eastern shore. Then select April 29, 2005 as the date.