Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Lake House, The
You waited. Kate was very relieved because she found out that Alex was the one who had died in her arms in 2006, without her knowing who he was. She had to write to Alex before he reached his death in 2006 and she asked him to wait for her. He had to wait two years and then come to the lake house. At the end, we saw Kate at the lake house as Alex drove up - he got out and walked over to Kate who said 'You waited.' - and then they kissed each other.
|What colour turtleneck jumper was Alex wearing when he and Kate finally met each other at the end?||The Lake House
Brown. Kate was wearing a long red coat, and Alex was wearing a long brown coat with the light brown turtleneck underneath. They finally met each other at the end, when she discovered that Alex could not reach her because he had died. She wrote Alex a letter telling him to wait two years and not to cross the road to meet her. If he crossed the road, then he would be killed.
Henry. Henry was Alex's little brother, and they were both architects. They once had an idea for a company called 'Visionary Vanguard', but Alex backed out of the idea. Near to the end of the film, Kate and Morgan visited the company to have a meeting with Henry. After the meeting, Kate saw a drawing that Alex had done and she asked how to get in touch with him. This was when she was informed that Alex had died.
|Which film starring Cary Grant was the little girl in the hospital watching?||The Lake House
Notorious. The film which was filmed in 1946, was being watched by a little girl in the hospital when Kate walked in. The little girl and Kate began a small conversation about better things being around the corner. Kate then started thinking about whether Alex was about to come around the corner or not.
|Who sang the song to which 2004 Alex and 2004 Kate danced?||The Lake House
Paul McCartney. The song 'This Never Happened To Me Before' was played at Kate's 2004 birthday party. Kate told Alex that she could dance. Alex accepted the invitation and began dancing with Kate. During the song, a connection was made between the two and they started kissing each other, only to be found by Morgan (Kate's boyfriend) and Mona (Alex's girlfriend).
Jack. Kate had named her dog, who was female, Jack - and she didn't know why. Kate informed Alex of the name of the dog. Alex then said 'Hello Jack' to his unnamed dog and she responded to him.
|According to the vet, was the dog that Kate owned 10 years old?||The Lake House
No. Alex wondered whether he and Kate had the same dog but in different years. She described Jack, her dog, to Alex. She told him that her vet had said that Jack was 8 years old in 2006 - and 6 years old in 2004.
Persuasion. Kate told Alex that in 2004, she left behind a gift that her father gave her at the train station. Kate asked Alex whether he could go to the train station and find the book which she left behind. Alex went to the train station and found 'Persuasion' as the 2004 Kate looked out of the train window to see Alex holding the book.
|What did Alex find when he tried to deliver a letter to Kate's apartment?||The Lake House
Construction site. When the 2004 Alex tried to deliver some of Kate's mail to 1620 N. Racine, all he found was a construction site. He discovered that the apartments were to be finished in 18 months, and no one was living there.
Chicago. Kate and Alex both worked in Chicago, and they both had connections to the house on the lake. The lake house was just outside of Chicago and Kate believed that it was the one place where she felt like her true self.
Alejandro Agresti. Alejandro Agresti directed the film which was based on the Korean film "Il Mare". Il Mare was also the name of the restaurant Alex booked two years in advance so he and Kate could finally meet up. However Alex never showed. Later we found out this is because he was already dead.
Simon Wyler - Life Works. Alex and his father didn't really get on but Alex was still very upset when he passed away. His father was in the middle of writing his biography when he died. Kate sent it to Alex in the letter box when she learned of his father's death through hospital records. The book wasn't due out for a couple of years in Alex's time but Kate didn't think he should have to wait to find out how much he was loved.
Jack ran away and Alex and Mona followed him to Morgan's house. Morgan was Kate's boyfriend in 2004. When Jack ran away, he led Alex and Mona to Morgan's house and Morgan invited them to a surprise party for Kate that night, even though he had only just met the two of them. At the party Kate needed a break and went outside. Alex was already sitting outside and the two of them began to talk. They ended up dancing to Paul McCartney's "This Never Happened Before". Then they kissed for the first time.
Henry. Alex's brother, Henry, worked for their father as an architect. He was the only person that Alex confided in about Kate. After their father died, Alex and Henry started their own business. Towards the end of the film, Kate and Morgan went to their office to see about getting a house renovated and Kate spotted a picture of the lake house. She asked Henry who did it and on learning that it was Alex she asked for his contact information. Henry then told her that his brother died in a car accident two years ago that very day, the same accident that Kate witnessed at the start of the film. We learnt that the person Kate had tried so hard to revive was Alex. It was his death that led her back to the lake house in the first place. Also we learnt that Alex was in fact going to see Kate when he got knocked down.
Chicago City Hospital. Kate moved out of the lake house as she got a new job in Chicago City Hospital. It was never actually mentioned in the film, but there was a sign on the wall behind Kate in the hospital. We also discovered that it was in that hospital that Alex's father died. Chicago County General was actually the name of the hospital in "ER", Chicago Hope was from TV's "Chicago Hope" and Chicago Grace came from Seattle Grace which was the hospital used in "Greys Anatomy".
|Where did Kate find her copy of "Persuasion" that she asked Alex to get back to her after she left it in the train station? ||The Lake House
Under the floorboards in her apartment. Kate decided to play a game with Alex and asked him to retrieve a copy of Jane Austen's "Persuasion" which her granddad gave her. She left it behind on a train station two years previously. He went and retrieved the book and also got his first look at Kate. Later she found the book under the floorboards of her bedroom in her apartment. The copy of "Persuasion" that Kate left at the train station was blue and white but the one Alex left under the floorboards was black and orange.
|Kate was seen playing chess with Jack. How did the dog indicate which piece he wanted to move?||The Lake House
His paw. Jack was the dog who turned up at the lake house when Alex was painting the wooden bridge leading to the door of the lake house. He ran through the paint and left his paw prints in the wood. When Alex was leaving the house Jack ran away. Alex let him as he knew the dog would find Kate when she moved in. Kate then took him with her to Chicago when she left the lake house. He was her best friend and they did everything together, including playing chess.
|What item did Alex tell Mona to buy, but then failed to notice when she did?||The Lake House
Boots. Mona, a colleague of Alex's, had trouble climbing a mound of mud so Alex told her to buy a pair of boots. In the hope of impressing him, Mona bought a pair but got frustrated when he didn't notice. A few minutes later Alex and Mona met Morgan, Kate's 2004 boyfriend, for the first time and Morgan complimented her on her boots.
Anna. Anna Klyczynski was Kate's colleague and friend at the hospital in which she worked in Chicago. When having a drink to celebrate her youngest child leaving for college, Anna asked Kate why she was always writing in her spare moments. She made this comment on learning that Kate was writing to a man whom she had never actually met.
|Which actors played the parts of Alex Wyler and Kate Forster?||The Lake House
Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock. Keanu Reeves played the role of Alex Wyler, an architect who moved into the lake house in 2004. On receiving a letter from Kate Forster, played by Sandra Bullock, he was confused by a number of things mentioned in the letter and replied saying that he thought she had the wrong house. They continued to write each other letters, and soon discovered that they were each living two years apart. John Cusack was originally asked to play the part of Alex Wyler but turned it down.