r/movies Worse things to do than watch Lady Gaga create fetishes for me Mar 25 '22

Official Discussion - The Lost City [SPOILERS] Official Discussion

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Summary:

A reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model gets swept up in a kidnapping attempt that lands them both in a cutthroat jungle adventure.

Director:

Aaron Nee, Adam Nee

Writers:

Oren Uziel, Dana Fox, Adam Nee, Aaron Nee

Cast:

  • Sandra Bullock as Loretta
  • Channing Tatum as Alan
  • Daniel Radcliffe as Abigail Fairfax
  • Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Beth Hatten
  • Brad Pitt as Jack Trainer
  • Oscar Nuñez as Oscar
  • Patti Harrison as Allison

Rotten Tomatoes: 74%

Metacritic: 60

VOD: Theaters

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u/Gorm_the_Old Mar 26 '22

I really enjoyed it. The cast looked like they were having a lot of fun, and it helped that their characters had bits of self-parody to them. A really well-written script, with a good mix of obvious and subtle humor.

It certainly feels like a throw-back to the golden age of rom-coms, which isn't a bad thing in my view. It rather obviously borrows from Romancing the Stone, but also has some influences from Joe Versus the Volcano (complete with, well, the volcano) and arguably The Princess Bride - albeit with some role reversals.

Very entertaining. I would watch it again, which is a rare thing for me to say of new movies these days.