Overheard At The Movies #1LinerWeds

In 2006, I really wanted to see Casino Royale with Daniel Craig as the new 007, and Mary said that she’d go with me, provided I accompanied her to a “chick flick” of her choice. Her choice was The Lake House, starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we had seen the two stars in Speed, and I liked that. So we went to a “bargain matinee” (remember when they had those, and they were actually a bargain?). There weren’t that many other people in the theater, but two of them were a teen couple. I guess he asked her out, she said she wanted to see it, and he reluctantly agreed.

We spent the next two hours trying to understand the movie. A lot of it was filmed in Chicago, so we knew a lot of the landmarks, and the stars were good. On the other hand, the plot, which involved two people separated by a number of years communicating through letters left in the mailbox at the lake house he had built years before and she now owned, was hard to keep up with and, by the end, Mary had a headache and I had absolutely no clue what the movie was about.

As we’re getting ready to leave, the teens walk past us, and the girl says

You’re such a boy!

I wish I had heard the rest of THAT conversation…


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Author: John Holton

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12 thoughts on “Overheard At The Movies #1LinerWeds”

    1. I love the scene in “Speed” where Dennis Hopper and Keanu Reeves are on top of the subway train racing through the tunnel. Hopper’s on top of Reeves and says something like “Ha ha, I’m better than you!” then gets his head knocked off by something hanging from the ceiling (a support beam, maybe). Keanu pushes him off and says, “yeah, but I’m taller!” A classic line.

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  1. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of The Lake House. I suspect that young lady’s date thought the romance in the movie was silly. I’m fortunate because Willy Dunne Wooters likes romantic comedies, though now we’re watching the HBO series, Westworld.



    1. Westworld is based on the movie of the same name with Yul Brynner, isn’t it? Never saw it, but I did see him twice, once at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago (and he was wearing the hat from the movie) and another time I was on my way to work late at night (I was called in) and he passed me in his limo. Waved and everything!

      For a “chick flick,” (it’s what Mary called it) there was surprisingly little lovey-dovey stuff. When I finally figured out what was going on, it was actually pretty cool.


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