You know, I watch a lot of horror movies but I can admit to liking stuff like Romancing the Stone. So when The Lost City came out, I was pretty excited about it. And it definitely lived up to what I thought it would be.
Directed by Aaron and Adam Nee from a script by Oren Uziel and Dana Fox, from a story conceived by Seth Gordon, it stars Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock), a romance author who is sick of being typecast — writecast? — by her series of books about the life of Dr. Angela Lovemore and Dash McMahon. She’s also tired of her cover model, Alan Caprison (Channing Tatum), who gets more attention than her at appearances.
Meanwhile, Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) is a billionaire criminal who kidnaps her as he feels that the lost city in her new book is actually real and she knows how to get there. It’s Alan — and Jack Trainer (Brad Pitt), who is a real-life version of one of her book’s characters — to the rescue. But when Jack gets taken out of the picture, can Loretta and Alan live up to what she has written?
I wasn’t expecting a movie that would change my life but instead a fun summer blockbuster that would make me forget just how strange and dark the world is becoming.
You can watch The Lost City on Paramount Plus or buy it on DVD, blu ray or 4K Ultra HD.