First off, I’ve seen “The Lost City” with my wife at home and thoroughly enjoyed it. This is NOT an Oscar contender. It’s a fun rom-com that reminded me suspiciously of “Romancing The Stone” featuring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner from the 80’s. (compare the trailers below) I think you have to watch a movie like this going in expecting to be entertained and nothing more. If you watch a lot of Hallmark like we do. It met our expectations as we didn’t critique everything about it that was both “tongue in cheek and over the top”. I viewed it as a loose remake of “Romancing The Stone” as noted above. It was fun, but predictable and sometimes that’s just fine. I always like Sandra’s movies and besides, I have to be supportive of the most famous East Carolina Pirate since I went there also.
Recently, Sandra Bullock revealed that she turned down the movie The Lost City at first. Sandra said, “There weren’t any obstacles for the female character. And the male character we’ve seen before.” She continued, “And I love that there’s a man in it willing to be many aspects of himself that weren’t traditionally shown in films like this because they had to be the action hero. And Chan (Channing Tatum) was so game. Let’s just do it.” Bullock wanted the script of the movie to reflect more of a heroic role for the female lead as opposed to the male lead and when the studio agreed to the changes in the script that’s when Sandra was a go for the project. The film is doing extremely well and has officially crossed the $100 million mark in the states.
Do you think The Lost City is one of Sandra Bullock’s best projects?