It feels like it's been a while since we were treated to a fully blown romantic adventure featuring two huge Hollywood stars. Fear not because The Lost City is here to change that, Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum the stars dropped right into the middle of a jungle for an adventure full of laughs and mishaps.

Reclusive romance novelist, Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock), finds herself swept up in a kidnapping attempt that takes her and the cover model for her books, Alan Caprison (Channing Tatum), on a jungle adventure fit for one of her novels.
The first thing that springs to mind when watching The Lost City is that it's a modern take on Romancing the Stone, a cult classic with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner's sizzling chemistry. This is much funnier and almost more of a slapstick approach to the idea however as Bullock and Tatum make their way through treacherous terrain while bouncing off one another really well.

It feels like a very loosely written script, allowing the actors to improvise at various moments throughout. The trouble with doing this is that a lot of these scenes last too long and start to become a little unfunny, like we get it move on already. There is plenty of fun to be had here though and one of the best parts is the glorious cameo from Brad Pitt as a man hired by Alan to rescue Loretta initially. How much better would it have been though if we didn't know about that cameo from all the trailers, so take note studios.
The lead duo of Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum really do make The Lost City such an entertaining experience, Bullock proving again to be one of the most naturally funny actresses working today and Tatum just showing why he needs to do more comedy roles because he just kills it every time. Daniel Radcliffe is having the time of his life in a villainous role, which he should do more of, and Da'Vine Joy Randolph provides some extra comic relief to proceedings. Patti Harrison is the one to feel sorry for with an incredibly redundant role that just serves absolutely zero purpose to the film.

Don't go into The Lost City expecting anything near being a masterpiece and I promise you, you will have an absolute blast with it. You know what? Sometimes that's all you need with a film.



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