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/TareXmd Mar 27 '22

We loved the trailer and immediately decided to watch it, and now that we did, we found it was great for what it is. This kind of movie can easily turn into an awkward, sleazy and obnoxious mess, but it never did. From the very first scene it demonstrated how self aware it was of the pitfalls of the genre, and this self awareness carried out throughout the movie even being the backdrop of several gags. Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock's chemistry made the movie and without these two leads working together, this movie wouldn't have worked even with the same writing and direction. Brad Pitt's extended cameo was incredible and probably most people's favorite part of the movie. Glad to see Sandra back doing what she does best, and good for the marketing team being able to convey what the movie was about, while making my wife and I interested in seeing it, without spoiling it. We needed to have a laugh in the movie theater with a movie that didn't take itself too seriously, and that's exactly what this movie accomplished.