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Netflix just added one of the best comedies of recent years

by Stewart Cole

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

One of the best comedies of recent years, The Lost Cityjust added to Netflix.


Due in theaters in 2022, the film stars Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock as reclusive author Loretta Sage, who writes about exotic locales in her popular adventure novels featuring a handsome cover model named Alan (Channing Tatum).

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

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


It also co-stars Brad Pitt as a former Navy SEAL hired by the CIA to also track down Loretta, 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 comedy adventure in the vein of Romancing the Stone.

Brad Pitt in The Lost City

Benefiting from an entertaining premise, Bullock and Tatum's effortless chemistry, and a hysterical supporting turn from Pitt, the film earned fairly positive reviews from critics and was a box office success—grossing over $192 million on a 68–74 budget. million dollars.


You can see a sampling of the accolades the comedy has won here:

Little White Lies: “A sexy, smart, self-aware studio comedy with an original premise and a bona fide A-list cast that goes beyond pre-existing brand recognition.”

NPR: “As a generally silly comedy featuring two extremely charismatic leads perfectly suited to each other, it tickles a particular itch very, very effectively.”

Salon.com: “It's all charming old-school humor and it works… Bullock and Tatum are game and The Lost City is more of a crowd pleaser.”


Thrillist: “An easy-going, high-concept comedy with an undeniable truth: Patti Harrison should be in every movie.”

End of time: “Not since Muhammad Ali and George Foreman have been this much fun in the jungle.”

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

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