Plot: Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) is a very successful romance novelist whose heroine Angela is an archaeologist – like Loretta herself. But since the death of her husband, Loretta has been unable to write. And so her latest novel ends in an awkward place for Angela and her love interest Dash. The planned book tour is off to a bad start then, especially since Loretta’s agent Beth (Da’Vine Joy Randolph) invited cover model Alan (Channing Tatum) along. At least on a visual level, he is the embodiment of Dash. But Loretta absolutely loathes him. A feeling that is not reciprocated. And when Loretta gets taken by billionaire Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) for her archaeological expertise, it is Alan who sets out to rescue her, however inept his efforts are.
The Lost City is excellent fun, a great fusion of romance and adventure that pays hommage to both genres but not without some humorous irreverence. I had a great time with it.
Plot: Kat (Debra Messing) is single and has been since she was dumped by her ex-fiancé Jeff (Jeremy Sheffield). When her sister Amy (Amy Adams) is about to marry Edward (Jack Davenport) and none other than Jeff is the Best Man, Kat is determined that she will not show up at the wedding single. Since she doesn’t have a boyfriend, she decides to hire escort Nick (Dermot Mulroney) for duration of the wedding. But her ploy for appearance’s sake quickly becomes more.
The Wedding Date feels like a film that lost a bit too much on the cutting room floor, and what remains is mostly whoremisic shit. The more I thought about the film, the angrier I got about it.