I’m pretty sure I had no idea what The Lost City was when it was in theaters. But I do recall seeing it on some streaming service. My wife wanted to watch a movie the other night and she picked this out after we started Paramount+. I don’t know if I would ever have watched it without her choosing it. While I don’t hate either actor, Channing Tatum nor Sandra Bullock will never get me to watch a movie, just because they are in it.
The movie is about Loretta Sage, a successful romance author. While many authors are lucky to get the chance to publish their books, she seems to be sick of her stories.
Oddly for any author, she also portrays the leading lady, Dr. Angela Lovemore for her book cover. A guy named Alan Caprison plays the hunky hero, Dash McMahon.
Things get crazy when a billionaire named Abigail Fairfax kidnaps her because she can apparently translate language from an obscure island with a secret treasure. I will say, I was delighted to see Daniel Radcliffe in something that wasn’t Harry Potter. But his character was so goofy and hard to take seriously, so I don’t think this role really did do any favors about stepping out of the JK Rowling shadow.
It’s also interesting that they tried to portray Channing Tatum’s character Alan Caprison as a guy that doesn’t know how to fight. Channing Tatum is built more the most celebrities in general, even if he didn’t know how to fight, it’s plausible he could do more than the movie suggests.
I’m also surprised that Paramount didn’t really advertise that Brad Pitt’s in it. Granted he’s technically a minor character, but he’s definitely a badass. One of the best parts of the film.
I will say that I enjoyed The Lost City more than I expected. I was expecting a stupid comedy with mediocre writing but I found a decent comedy with a few good lines in the script. It’s definitely not an amazing film, and probably one I’ll forget in about 5 to 10 years time.