I had a coupon for a free rental at Blockbuster and decided to use it to watch The Lake House. I kind of wanted to see it over the summer, but didn’t want to admit it to anyone, and certainly didn’t want to be caught in a theatre watching it. But for free? In my home? Why not?
Plus, it’s always a good idea to support films with a G or PG rating, in my opinion. And The Lake House is PG. And it’s predictable, and plays into all the stereotypes about true love that have been forced upon me for the past 33 years by the film industry, but here’s what I REALLY loved about it: the film uses Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” as a metaphor throughout.
Persuasion! Ah! Those who really, really, really know me well know that Persuasion is my most favorite Jane Austen novel ever written, and therefore explains my general disdain for the more popular Pride and Prejudice. So despite the predictable plot and stone-faced Keanu Reeves, I enjoyed it.