Film Friday: The Lost City

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The Lost City (2022) Paramount Pictures

The Lost City, starring Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, is an Action/Adventure, Comedy. The movie follows Loretta Sage (Bullock), a romance novelist, who has grown disenchanted toward her novels and their somewhat shallow subject matter. She wants to quit, but her publicist (played by Da’vine Joy Randolph) and her loyal fans are not ready to see the stories end. Someone else who doesn’t want the series to end is Alan (Tatum), who is the cover model for Sage’s novels. He has grown attached to the character, “Dash,” he portrays and enjoys the fame it has brought him. The action begins when Sage is kidnapped by a wealthy businessman (played by Daniel Radcliffe) and finds a coincidental link from one of Sage’s storylines to an actual treasure.

Sandra Bullock, to me, is a very versatile actress and her comedic roles are always great; this movie is no exception. Her characters are believable, even if the storyline is not. Channing Tatum is always funny and has great chemistry with Bullock. He’s not too bad to look at either. Speaking of which, Brad Pitt makes an appearance in this movie as well, and adds additional comic relief.

This movie reminded me somewhat of Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile, if any of you have seen those. In The Lost City, there was definitely more comedy than the two aforementioned films, but it did have a moral lesson, which can be lacking in other films. The premise is “out there,” but as long as you know that going in, you can sit back, watch, and be entertained.

Overall, I give this film 4 out of 5 stars.


*This review is my own opinion and I am not a paid spokesman for any entity or company.

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*Originally published on Medium

Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

8 thoughts on “Film Friday: The Lost City

  1. While my family didn’t care for the movie, I loved it. Romancing the Stone is one of my all time favorite movies and it had enough of that energy to leave me both entertained and delighted.

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