Monday, June 26, 2006

The Lake House

I was tempted to walk out of the movie theater after watching Keanu Reeves "act" after the first few minutes of this movie. I even whispered that it seemed as if he was a high school student performing in his first play.
Keanu plays an architect and, in the beginning of the movie, is busy walking around a job site telling the contractor which part of the foundation to pour next and how to shuffle workers around to get the job moving faster. Right, like an architect on condominium projects has that much control over the construction process. I couldn't believe how incongruent the writer's and director's view of architecture was with reality. It only takes about 5 minutes to research how architects really work and all you have to do is, at the very least, step into an architect’s office. There were lots of drafting boards shown, but no computers in the offices shown.
Hollywood's take on architectural theory made me want to vomit. The movie would have been a lot better without the pretentious and incorrect architectural sub-plot. This movie couldn't make up its mind as to whether it wanted to be a chick-flick or a deep-meaning melo-drama.