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The Lake Effect (2010)

Rob Lawson's perpetual quest for success is interrupted when his estranged daughter shows up pregnant, challenging him to be a father before he becomes a grandfather.


Tara Miele


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Credited cast:
Kay Panabaker ... Celia
Tara Summers ... Natalie
Ross Partridge ... Rob
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Chueh Kim Chueh ... Birth Class Student
Hannah Elless ... Receptionist
Matt Felkey Matt Felkey ... Local Guy (as Matthew Felkey)
John Kerry ... Dex
Ben Konstantin Ben Konstantin ... Delivery Man
Mike McNamara ... Barry
Tiffany Paige ... Deb
Amy Snively Amy Snively ... Starla the Birth DVD Instructor
April Washko April Washko ... Local Girl
Josh Weaver Josh Weaver ... Party Goer
Chase Yi ... Jace (as Chase Maser)


Rob Lawson's perpetual quest for success is interrupted when his estranged daughter shows up pregnant, challenging him to be a father before he becomes a grandfather.

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No time like a family vacation for a mid-life crisis.


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2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA See more »

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Not bad light entertainment
17 January 2013 | by mike-nissleySee all my reviews

There is an over-reliance on sitcom style cleverness and sarcasm in the script which does not ring true for these characters, and there are more than a few moments of weak dialog. A great deal of the dialog is meant-to-be clever jibes and insults between the characters. As a result, for most of this movie it's hard to see why these people like each other and continue to interact. The moralizing is simple and a bit shallow and the relationships are largely undeveloped, but there are some moments of genuine feeling and emotion which keep it engaging. Light fare, relaxing to watch if you don't expect too much from it. More like a quickly written TV script than a fully developed movie script, but overall slightly more good than bad.

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