Directors: Adam Nee and Aaron Nee
Writers: Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Adam Nee, and Aaron Nee
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Brad Pitt
The Lost City is an adventure comedy starring Sandra Bullock as Loretta Sage, a romance novelist who ends up on an adventure straight out of one her novels, along with her cover model Alan, played by Channing Tatum. It’s a fantastic laugh out loud comedy and a really great time from start to finish.
After the death of her husband, Loretta Sage is struggling to write her new novel. With a book tour looming she rushes the book and reluctantly attends the first event, only to be upstaged by Alan who models on the cover of her books. After leaving the event Loretta is kidnapped by Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe), an eccentric billionaire who’s searching for long lost treasure and thinks that Loretta may be able to help with his search.
This film is just pure entertainment, it’s very funny and has you hooked straight away. Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum are absolutely brilliant together, bouncing off each over and never missing a beat. Loretta is still grieving for her husband and has no patience for Alan, while he has a crush on her and instantly jumps to action to save her from the kidnapping. It’s no surprise that over the course of the journey they end up growing closer.
The actual kidnapping and rescue happens very quickly. Fairfax kidnaps Loretta with lavish style and gives her a parchment to translate that will lead directly to the treasure. Alan and Jack Trainer (Brad Pitt) break into the camp and rescue Loretta and the rest of the film is a cat and mouse game through the jungle as Fairfax chases Loretta to get the parchment back and find the treasure. Speaking of Brad Pitt, as you’d expect if you’ve seen the trailer, he’s the funniest thing about this film. He’s hilarious and brilliant in every scene. Daniel Radcliffe is also great, as the villain of the story. He’s a textbook evil genius and is absolutely brilliant.
The story is pretty much what you’d expect, with very little surprises and to be honest a little forgettable once it’s all over. It’s still a well told story and doesn’t feel too long or outstay its welcome at all. The characters are everything to this film, and thankfully they are all great and leave an impression. The main characters are simply brilliant and there are also some great side characters, which won’t be spoiled here, who make some great running jokes.
The Lost City is a great film. With a great cast, and so many funny moments, it’s an absolute joy to watch and not one to be missed.
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