Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) is a reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model, Alan (Channing Tatum). Loretta is convinced things cannot get worse until she is kidnapped by a crazed billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes she can lead him to discover lost treasure.
The Lost City doesn’t reinvent the wheel when it comes to adventure-themes romantic comedies. The plot is formulaic and predictable, however, its charming cast and screwball antics make it hard to resist.
Sandra Bullock is a delight as always — definitely one of the queens of the romantic comedy formula. Channing Tatum does a fantastic job keeping up with Sandy’s shenanigans, excelling in the comedy schtick he’s become known for.
Although you don’t feel like they should work well together, they just do. They’ve got sweet and adorable chemistry that makes them a goofy yet heartwarming leading couple.
The supporting cast also shines with exuberant energy thanks to standout performances from crazed villain, Daniel Radcliffe and Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who plays the determined publicist.
My one biggest qualm? We needed more Brad Pitt. His character was my favorite and he honestly gave me the most laughs of the film. Also, as a social media professional, I did not appreciate their vapid social media manager portrayal. I swear we are dumb and wannabe cook kids.
ANYWAYS, The Lost City may not get your heart racing or throw you any curveballs, but it’s a great movie to snuggle up with a blanket and escape the world a little (and drool at peak Brad Pitt)
Final Thoughts: The Lost City is easy, breezy, charming fun.