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Film Review: The Lost City

By Judi Fennell

First, put yourself in the mindset of the 1980s’ romance genre. You know, heaving bosoms, throbbing stuff, Fabio. Yeah, it’s got some cringe-worthy lines if, like me, you’re a modern-day romance author. But they’re in good fun, so just roll with it. But, seriously? Channing Tatum? Brad Pitt? Two of my main guy crushes. And then there’s my girl crush, Sandra Bullock. And Harry Potter is a bad guy! And it’s like a reverse-kinda/sorta Romancing the Stone! Could this movie be (cue Chandler Bing) any better? Seriously, this movie couldn’t miss if it tried. And it does NOT try. Even with throbbing… well, you’ll see.

This is pure comedic fun. It’s wonderful eye candy. And the adventure is worth the ride.

My only complaint—if you can even call it that—is the title. It should be something cuter. Something to encapsulate the ride of romance and adventure. But since no one asked me (why does no one ask me???), we’re stuck with The Lost City. I think they should have, at least, gone with the whole title of Sandra/Loretta/the author’s book: The Lost City of D. I mean, seriously. They’re talking about throbbing whatevers and they don’t use “of D”? Talk about a lost opportunity! But, again, no one asked me. (WHY does no one ask me????!!!)

Go find The Lost City. You won’t be disappointed. I’ve already bought my tickets to see it again.

Judi Fennell is an award-winning, best-selling author loves to laugh and loves love, so it's no surprise there's a little bit of each in every book she writes. Check out her fairy tales with a twist for a taste of her light-hearted tongue-in-cheek paranormal and romantic comedies. From mermen to genies, to men in maid’s uniforms and male strippers, there’s always a laugh and love to be had.

Judi is also the owner/operator of, offering services to indie-published authors from editing to formatting to cover and series logo generation, copyright registration assistance and much more.


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