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25th Jan 2024

Netflix has just added one of the best comedy movies of recent years

Stephen Porzio

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It boasts a cast full of A-list stars and was a box office hit.

One of the best comedy movies of recent years, The Lost City, has just been added to Netflix.

Released in cinemas in 2022, the film stars Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock as reclusive author, Loretta Sage, who writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan (Channing Tatum).

“While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes she can lead him to an ancient city’s lost treasure from her latest story,” the plot synopsis reads.

“Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her.”

Also co-starring Brad Pitt as a former Navy SEAL turned CIA operative hired to track down Loretta as well, alongside Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers), Oscar Nunez (The Office) and Patti Harrison (I Think You Should Leave), The Lost City is a romantic adventure comedy in the vein of Romancing the Stone.

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Brad Pitt in The Lost City

Benefitting from a fun premise, the effortless chemistry of Bullock and Tatum and a hysterical supporting turn from Pitt, the movie earned pretty positive reviews from critics and was a box office hit – grossing over $192 million on a reported $68–74 million budget.

You can see a sample of some of the praise the comedy earned right here:

Little White Lies: “A sexy, smart, self-aware studio comedy with an original premise and a bona fide A-list cast that gets by on more than pre-existing brand awareness.”

NPR: “As a broadly goofy comedy featuring two enormously charismatic leads who are perfectly suited to each other, it scratches a particular itch very, very effectively.” “It is all charming old-school humour, and it works…. Bullock and Tatum are game, and The Lost City is a crowd-pleaser.”

Thrillist: “A serviceable high-concept comedy with one incontrovertible truth: Patti Harrison should be in every movie.”

Time Out: “Not since Muhammad Ali and George Foreman have heavyweights been this entertaining in the jungle.”

The Lost City is streaming on Netflix in Ireland and the UK right now. It is also available to watch on Paramount+.

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