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Episode 160 - The Lake House: LIVE!


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#41 firsttimecallerlongtimelistenr

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:33 AM

View Posta grudlian, on 14 April 2017 - 11:09 AM, said:

I'm only part way through this but I'm very glad Jason and Paul admitted up front that they cried during this. I'm ashamed to admit that I also got kind of teary eyed for this.


I got abit emotional at the end when she fell to here knees as she was waiting to see if he had been hit by the bus again ... or for the first time???... but that was either from Sandy acting the crap out of the scene or the fact that my brain hurt so much

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:44 AM

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And by then she had been ignoring him and not writing back.. if she hadn't written him for months (or more) would he still be checking the mailbox that often? He wasn't living there at that point either--and probably would have to drive a distance to check in on the mailbox? I was surprised she was able to warn him

(I could be wrong with him not living there, while watching, the timelines got me fucked up-lol. But I don't think he was since he gave the keys to the lakehouse to Morgan to have Kate live there)


From what I can tell, the only two people that lived there were our two main characters. So, when he drives up to check the mailbox, is he barging into a house that she's currently living in? Or that she's recently abandoned? How long did she live there and what's the gap from when she left to when she came back? Because he could have just stuck around there.

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I think its clear that until Keanu changes the timeline, they have never met. So when she saw the accident she had no memory of him yet, he implanted that memory like he did the tree.

So she kissed someone else at that party?

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 11:58 AM

I wish June had been there. I would've loved to listen to her try to make sense of it.

Glad to know God is a dog and a woman.

I still didn't watch this movie. I thought I would this week but then I thought I'd just watch John Wick instead. I think I win.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:08 PM

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:27 PM

Remember, if the 8 turns on its side to form an infinity, they've ripped that off from me on this very board.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:43 PM

View PostSmigg, on 14 April 2017 - 12:27 PM, said:

Remember, if the 8 turns on its side to form an infinity, they've ripped that off from me on this very board.

I wouldnt call any lawyers or wait by the mail box for any checks or letters from Sandy Bullock.
Because they dont do that.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 12:48 PM

View PostNundercoverBrother, on 14 April 2017 - 12:43 PM, said:

I wouldnt call any lawyers or wait by the mail box for any checks or letters from Sandy Bullock.
Because they dont do that.


Don't care about that, just being safe in the knowledge that that shit was mine.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:25 PM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 14 April 2017 - 08:16 AM, said:

the audience members nailed it at this recording. the "why didn't she just bring the mailbox with her?" comment made me feel like a right dummy. why didn't i think of that. and then there was the attic comment ... he was spot on ... where the hell is the attic???

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Full disclosure: I haven't listened to the episode yet, so if I'm repeating anything they've already said, I apologize.

The problem I have with the "take the mailbox" scenario is it's extremely likely that that might fuck everything up. Nothing says that the mailbox is the source of all the magic (The movie is called The Lake House, after all, not The Mailbox). For all we know, the house (or the dog) is the magical object and the mailbox is simply a conduit. Think of it like a television set. The mailbox is like the screen, and the house, dog, lake, etc. are all the other working parts. If you remove the screen from the rest of the television, it's not going to work anymore.

So while removing the mailbox might sound like a good idea, it could also mean severing that connection permanently. When faced with an anomaly like a postal time portal, I think a more scientific approach might be more appropriate than just ripping things apart.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:36 PM

a couple of things:

Keanu planted the tree outside Sandra's half built apartment block ... if you look at the image the pavement (you guys call it the sidewalk) hasn't been built yet. It's just mud. So the construction company who are spending millions on the new building just left the tree there? Right in front of the building? They built the pavement around it knowing that as it grows it would block the windows? That thing would be in the skip before tea break .. plus it's a pretty dick move by one architect to spoil the final vision of another architects project like that

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and then there's the graffiti .. it was there for 2 years and nobody posted anything over it? And it didn't fade? It's not like he could come back and top it up or clear posters off it ... cause he's dead.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:40 PM

My current theory is that the Lake House is a prototype for the glass mansion from the movie Thirteen Ghosts.

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In that movie a glass mansion is created that traps, you guessed it, 13 ghosts inside.

The ghosts are being used to power a machine that pierces the veil of time, allowing the user to see the past, present, and future.

My hypothesis is that the Lake House was originally created by the villain of that movie as a trial run for his evil plan.

When Keanu is killed in the accident, his ghost becomes trapped in the Lake House which powers a prototype of the ghost machine.

But because he is only a single ghost, it only allows for very specific time travel through a wormhole in the mailbox.

Which lets him save his own life by arranging for his past self to fall in love with Sandy Bullock.

I think I'm going insane.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 03:02 PM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 14 April 2017 - 01:36 PM, said:

and then there's the graffiti .. it was there for 2 years and nobody posted anything over it? And it didn't fade? It's not like he could come back and top it up or clear posters off it ... cause he's dead.

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That's believable considering the amount of graffiti that's now like famous. Like the "Hi, How Are You?" or the "I love you so much." So I bet that people thought that it was along those lines and left it.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:29 PM

View PostElektra Boogaloo, on 14 April 2017 - 11:58 AM, said:

I wish June had been there. I would've loved to listen to her try to make sense of it.


I like to think June would have had the same sensitivity as me to the way Kate's mum was eating that sandwich in Daley Plaza. I found it so gross and upsetting.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:31 PM

View PostBlackStar, on 14 April 2017 - 07:09 AM, said:

According to a quick Google search, Madison, Wisconsin is nearly 2 and a half hours from Chicago. Are we to believe that Sandy B was constantly driving 2+ hours to get to the Lake House to snail mail text a single line to Keanu?

First off, fuck this movie.

Secondly, she did her residency in Madison. The time of her residency was two years in the past, so while Keanu was living in the lake house she was living in Madison and spending weekends with Morgan in Chicago. She moved into a luxury downtown apartment in Chicago after she got the job at the Chicago City Hospital and started text mailing Keanu. So her trek to the mailbox would be however long it takes to get from the lake house into the city.

In conclusion, fuck this movie.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:42 PM

Guys, I'm taking notes because I am so confused. Have I had a stroke? Are they withholding information that would explain the situation merely for a plot point of making audience confused? Am I just stupid?

EDIT: And by notes I mean notes + Ven Diagram + itemized comparison list

EDIT 2: The only way this makes sense is in the universe is operating like Blink, an episode of Doctor Who. Explains how they're communicating in real time. But she must somehow have a script of what he's saying, some how conversing in real time because neither are reading from a list of questions, unless she's providing the answers, to his questions he's formatting based on her answers.

EDIT3 : I should note I am commenting in real-time

EDIT 4: Guy hit by car is Keanu and they're meeting for first time by time-magic, which cases him to get killed, for her to get a dog, and for a tree to get built/grown. I think. Let's see. Last little bit now.

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EDIT 5: CLose! Still what's with the dog.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:56 PM

View Postfirsttimecallerlongtimelistenr, on 14 April 2017 - 01:36 PM, said:

and then there's the graffiti .. it was there for 2 years and nobody posted anything over it? And it didn't fade? It's not like he could come back and top it up or clear posters off it ... cause he's dead.

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There is no conceivable timeline in which somone wouldn't have drawn a penis or a swastika or just tagged over it. Its such a cringeworthy message if I saw it I would go out and buy some paint myself and deface it
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 05:57 PM

View PostZARATHUSTRA, on 14 April 2017 - 05:31 AM, said:

There actually is a porno version

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and it took so fucking long I have begun to doubt my sanity

With how many oddball porn parodies there are available now, I'm surprised that this hasn't been done.


View Posttaylor anne photo, on 14 April 2017 - 06:20 AM, said:

THIS IS THE WORST MOVIE EVER
Can't wait to listen to this episode!

I don't know, I mean have you seen Fateful Findings?

View PostSmigg, on 14 April 2017 - 10:18 AM, said:

Since Paul announced the movie, I kept on thinking it was 28 Days. When he described it, I said to myself, "Oh, it'll be 28 Days". When he said "We're doing The Lake House", I still wouldn't have it, I just thought "That's weird, they call it The Lake House, why don't they call it 28 Days like we do here?!"

Then I searched "The Lake House" on Netflix, and 28 Days popped up, and I thought "Ha! Stupid Paul! I knew it was 28 Days!"

Turns out, 28 Days is actually a different movie... FIVE STARS!

An old coworker of mine thought she was going to be watching 28 Days with a bunch of friends, when they were actually going to watch 28 Days Later. 20 minutes into the movie, she asks them when Sandra Bullock is going to show up which cause uproarious laughter.


As for Paul talking about oddball architects, Frank Lloyd Wright isn't even close to the craziest, that might belong to Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. His designs are basically just ways for him to flip of physics and his thoughts on various topics have been compiled in great books like his 1,300 page opus S,M,L,XL. The book goes into topics on how he feels architecture will evolve over the years along with his thoughts on Japanese pornography (he was rumored to have done a few pornos to help pay for college), the weather, and his various attempts at writing fiction. One of his most famous buildings was the CCTV HQ in China.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:04 PM

The most annoying part about this movie is that they easily could have come up with a different device for the time travel communications that would have explained the conversational style of their correspondence. Like a typewriter or a journal they both find that relays whatever they're writing in realtime.

It still would have made sense and been different enough from the premise of (the far better movie) Frequency.

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:07 PM

View PostRyan Sz, on 14 April 2017 - 05:57 PM, said:

I don't know, I mean have you seen Fateful Findings?

Even if I had I stand by my statement. The only challengers to this movie have been Hercules in New York & The Avengers. Fuck those movies and FUCK THIS MOVIE.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:07 PM

First off, fuck this movie. I have so many damned notes and anger in me I have no idea where to begin even.

Let's talk about this "freak late snow" that Sandy B prophetizes for Keanu. So she looks at her photo which is clearly dated the third of April 2004. First off the typical last snow fall in Chicago happens in April and averages a quarter inch or half a centimeter. If you actually break down the statistics on snowfall in April in Chicago you'll find an average of one day of snowfall and a cumulative average of 1.2 inches or 3 centimeters of snow. If we look at the picture and the amount of snow on the lake house the following day there is barely enough snow to blanket the ground meaning this was a perfectly average as to be expected early April snowfall!

Also he sneezes the moment the snow starts falling. That's not how getting sick works! You're more likely to get sick in cold weather due to the extra moisture in the air virus can remain airborne longer and a decrease in air temperature makes your mucus secretion increase. Meaning with a runny nose you are more likely to touch your face and thus brings germs and virus into your body.

In conclusion, fuck this movie.
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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:14 PM

I was screaming "IT'S THE 2000S!!! GOOGLE!!!!" at my screen the entire time. For some reason I went into this thinking Keanu was, like, in the 1940s. TWO YEARS???

But. I had a June-ish theory. Popped into my mind when Kate (wearing an ugly green headscarf) and her boring mother were having a boring talk about love over a boring lunch. Mom said something about before I met your father I loved a boy and we wrote letters. What happened? "Well I had to get to where I could have you" or some such horsehockey.

Just for half a second I thought "OMG bet Mom was in love with Christopher Plummer. Sandy is Keanu's sister."