“Lost City” is the sweet rom-com that audiences didn’t even know they needed. Released on March 25, it stars big names with an even bigger and extravagant plot. “Lost City” follows boring but successful author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) who writes romance and adventure novels. Her novel’s break-out star, cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), steals all the attention and without even trying makes Loretta, which makes hate him. But their rocky relationship is flipped upside down and put to the test when Loretta is abducted and taken to an ancient city to find lost treasure. Alan, determined to change Loretta’s opinion of him, sets off to find her.
I was initially intrigued by this movie for the mere fact that Sandra Bullock starred in it. But as the film went on, I was surprised. I actually enjoyed the film and found myself laughing at some of the jokes. The movie is a slapstick comedy and the actors did a wonderful job delivering their lines comedically. As an audience member, I was able to tell that these cast members were not only funny, but had experience in comedic timing. Besides Bullock and Tatum, the film features Brad Pitt, Daniel Radcliff and Oscar Nunez (the guy from The Office). Daniel Radcliff tries to play the villain, but only comes off as a big kid throwing a tantrum. But weirdly enough, it works for the film. Despite the movie’s plot being extremely unrealistic, the film still managed to be entertaining, romantic and funny.
Although, If you’re willing to sit through this hour and fifty two minute movie, be forewarned. The start is incredibly slow and not exactly unique either. It’s been seen and done before. The film is probably most reminiscent of “Indiana Jones,” “Lara Croft” or “Romancing the Stone.” But towards the middle of the movie is when it starts to feel fun, like a spoof of those classics that will at least make you smile.
‘Lost City” was a nice change of pace from the heavy hitting dramas that are so popular in theaters today. The film is a good distraction and even better for date night. “Lost City” is light-hearted, warm and a must see movie.
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