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The Lost City - Review

Never Judge a Book by Its Cover Model. 3 / 5

Released in UK Cinemas: 13th April 2022

Directed by Aaron Nee & Adam Nee.

A reclusive romance novelist is swept into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and more romantic, than any of her paperback fictions.

Sandra Bullock stars as a romance novelist who grieves a life she could've had before being thrown into an adventure much like her stories full of danger, suspense, and Brad Pitt and his luxurious locks.

The Lost City continues a new breed of romantic comedies that are dangerously self-aware; pointing out and making fun of the expected cliches to distract the audience enough so they can play the exact same tricks.

Bullock and Tatum have great chemistry as they flip the damsel in distress stereotype letting Tatum stretch his bumbling comedic chops that we haven't seen since 21 Jump Street. A special mention must go out for Daniel Radcliffe for playing one of the least threatening and unstable villains put to film but it was a joy to watch him chew the scenery as a maniacal multi-millionaire.

As subtle as Bullock's sequin jumpsuit in the dense jungle, this swashbuckling adventure doesn't bring anything new to the table but was more enjoyable and amusing than I was expecting thanks to its dashing charm.

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