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Episode 160 - The Lake House: LIVE!

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Starlee Kine (Mystery Show) and Aisling Bea (The Fall) join Paul and Jason to discuss the 2006 romantic drama The Lake House. Recorded live from Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles, they cover everything from the magic mailbox to the magic tree to whether or not the dog is responsible for everything. Plus, everyone shares their thoughts on Keanu and Bullock’s amazing final kiss.

 

 

 

 

 

Where to Find Jason, June & Paul:

Paul’s new comedy Drive Share is available on Go90. You can see June and Paul on NTSF:SD:SUV:: on HULU. June stars in Grace and Frankie on Netflix, as well as Lady Dynamite alongside with Jason.

 

Jason can be seen in The Lego Batman Movie, How to Be Single, Sleeping with Other People, and is still indeed in The Dictator.

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Does your movie need a classy, super-smart lady with a sexy accent? You need Shohreh Aghdashloo!

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Classing up the joint. Ain't taking no shit.

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i want to see the scene where Kate tells Morgan that she is leaving him for Alex and has to explain everything to him ..

 

Morgan: "So you've been having an affair with him since the party?"

 

Kate: "No ... you see he actually died 2 years ago but we were communicating through time via a post box at the lake house .. the one he gave you the keys for ... member that? .... when you found jack? ... and then ...."

 

... i hate love this movie

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Feel like they should have brought up the fact that Sandra Bullock also made this movie in the horror genre with Premonition. (Basing that really only on having seen trailers for both of these movies and listening to this podcast, I haven't actually seen either movie)

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Fuck Australia

Fuck this movie

It was like the writer of P.S. I Love You saw Primer and got some ideas but didn't think it through.

I felt like this all week:

 

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There actually is a porno version

 

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

 

I've been thinking of titles for porno versions for hours, and quite frankly, I don't want to even post them here, because I'm disappointed with myself for even thinking them up.

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I feel like Corrections this week are gonna be a drop in the water because this movie laughs at any modicum of logic. But I will correct the common Keanu rumour with a wiki quote:

 

"It has been reported that Reeves gave approximately US$80 million of his US$114 million earnings of The Matrix sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, to the special effects and makeup staff. The story has been denied by special effects staff themselves as an urban legend. The story likely had its roots in a back-end deal Reeves made with the producers of The Matrix Reloaded relinquishing his contractual right to a percentage of the earnings from the ticket sales. Reeves reportedly did so to allow producers the flexibility for an extensive special effects budget. The value of Reeves' foregone share of the ticket profits has been estimated as US$38 million, which was added to the overall movie budget, rather than going directly to special effects."

 

So its sort of true but not exactly. He is a good dude though, my own and this forum's love for Keanu is well documented. Like 2 whole pages of the Xander Cage thread is a Keanu circle jerk and he's not even in that movie. And I would gladly do it again.

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I've been thinking of titles for porno versions for hours, and quite frankly, I don't want to even post them here, because I'm disappointed with myself for even thinking them up.

 

I have a whole fucking list too.

 

There are some great real titles though, my favourite was Shaving Ryan's Privates, that was until I heard of Twin Cheeks. I don't think anyone will ever top that.

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At one point Keanu says to his brother "you're trying to be the next Frank Lloyd Whatever..."

You're telling me this famous architect doesn't know who Frank Lloyd Wright is?

EVERYONE KNOWS WHO FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT IS. It's like he's an athlete and says "you're trying to be the next Kareem Abdul whatever"

He's arguably the most famous architect ever, why doesn't he just say the word Wright? Why would he only know his first two names. It's like knowing Lee Harvey and forgetting the Oswald.

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EVERYONE KNOWS WHO FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT IS. It's like he's an athlete and says "you're trying to be the next Kareem Abdul whatever"

 

I think you must be referring to Lew Alcindor.

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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?

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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?

I wanted to point this out too... it's insane that she's doing that much driving. How many times is she visiting the lake house a week? That is some dedication to drive all the way there to hangout by a mailbox for a little bit, get some one liners going back and forth, and then drive home 2+ hours.

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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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I don't think this got mentioned in the episode, but right before "The Sneeze" as she's writing the letter warning about the snow and everyone getting sick, Sandy B takes out a photo of herself playing in the snow in March 2004. She shows it to Jack and says "Remember that day? You were not happy", as if she owned Jack then. But we see Jack is living with Keanu at the lake house in March 2004 when it snows. So either she is just presuming what Jack's mood was two years before she owned her, or Jack is omnipresent.

 

JACK.

 

IS.

 

GOD.

 

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My head hurt trying to understand the timeline of The Lake House. I think the problem is that the time travel in this movie makes no sense if we think of time as a linear function, that is, going forward in a straight line, from X to Y. Unlike Starlee, I refuse to rewatch this movie and go through the mental anguish again. Therefore, after several rounds of mental gymnastics, I've decided to think of Keanu and Sandra as ants traveling on opposite sides of a Mobius strip.*

 

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On one side of the strip is the Keanu ant living in 2004 and the other side is the Sandra ant living in 2006. We, as the more sentient viewers, can see they are both traveling on the same loop, but Keanu and Sandra are just dumb ants who think they're traveling in a straight line in one direction. They're a couple of dumb insects who can't perceive the extra dimension (the loop). The mailbox is the tiny wormhole that opens a hole through the loop and the ants can pass notes to each other to the other side. They happen to be traveling at different speeds and sometimes if they look up, they can see the other ant. How do they get together in the end? One of the dumb ants loses its footing (I dunno, maybe he trips on the seam) and falls down to the other side and they share a gross kiss.

 

*Or a Klein bottle?

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Honestly, I feel like Keanu faked his death in this movie. She doesn't recognize the body of the dead man, because it wasn't actually him, but was identified as him through wallet or something. His family thinks he's dead when she talks to them but Keanu meets up with her later so he was alive in that timeline. Maybe he was in hiding and that's why he couldn't call her or meet up with her on reservation day.

 

That's the only way this makes sense to me.

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Honestly, I feel like Keanu faked his death in this movie. She doesn't recognize the body of the dead man, because it wasn't actually him, but was identified as him through wallet or something. His family thinks he's dead when she talks to them but Keanu meets up with her later so he was alive in that timeline. Maybe he was in hiding and that's why he couldn't call her or meet up with her on reservation day.

 

That's the only way this makes sense to me.

 

Like an insurance scam?

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Like an insurance scam?

 

Yes. Or just wanting to start a new life. It also lines up for me why he just gives away his house and dog.

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Yes. Or just wanting to start a new life. It also lines up for me why he just gives away his house and dog.

if he wanted to start a new life, he should have asked her about winning lottery numbers, sports game winners- so he could place winning bets.. so he'd have plenty of money to start a new life.

 

(I know they brought this up on the ep a bit) But I do think that would be a better movie.

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i bought the dvd of this a while back and there was a few deleted scenes/outtakes on it. i thought they might shed a bit of light on some of the lunacy of this movie ... they didn't. in fact they are the worst out takes i've ever seen. someone put them on youtube .. this is it .. why even bother putting them on the disc ..

 

 

although one of them was titled "alex dumps mona" .. so i guess they were actually dating

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