Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.” While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever. The Lost City, formerly known as Lost City of D, is directed by filmmakers brothers Aaron Nee & Adam Nee (aka The Brothers Nee), of the films The Last Romantic and Band of Robbers previously. The screenplay is by Oren Uziel and Dana Fox and Adam Nee & Aaron Nee; from a story by Seth Gordon. (synopsis courtesy First Showing)
I adore Sandra Bullock and have done so ever the far days of since she was a nervous bus driver in Speed (1994) who goes on to —- SPOILER ALERT —- fall in love the handsome policeman, played by Keanu Reeves who saves the day.
She’s proven herself since in a variety of serious and comedic roles, and now she’s back in The Lost City aka once known as The Lost City of D, doing what she does best – acting comedically exasperated at the hilarious ineptitude of others.
Sporting a Romancing the Stone meets Indiana Jones vibe, The Lost City looks like a return to good old-fashioned adventuring rom-com fun, the kind that was huge in the 80s and 90s but has since lost out to other more muscular genres.
It’s good to see it back, especially in an age of climate change, pandemic and war when we need all the diversion and escapism we can get.
The Lost City opens 25 March in USA, 14 April in Australia and 15 April in UK.