Sandra Bullock teams up with Channing Tatum in this Romancing the Stone-like adventure comedy. It’s hilarious and a lot of fun, but is The Lost City ok for kids? This parents guide and review will help you decide if The Lost City is kid-friendly and safe for your teens and tweens to watch. ps- check out the laugh out loud movie quotes from The Lost City!
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About The Lost City
Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Channing Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.”
While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story.
Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her.
Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever.
Watch The Lost City trailer here.
Is The Lost City Ok For Kids? Parents Guide and Review
Sandra Bullock, Channing Tatum, and Daniel Radcliffe are a trio of Hollywood A-Listers.
Add in Brad Pitt and this casting can do no wrong.
But is The Lost City Ok For Kids? In this parents guide and review, we’re breaking down the language, sex/nudity, and violence that happens in the movie to help you determine if watching The Lost City is safe for kids in your home.
Language: The Lost City Parents Guide
There is a bit of language in The Lost City, but for a PG-13 rating, it was fairly mild.
Words like @sshole, @ss, bad @ss, sh!t, d!cks, d@mn are used. One character says “hey, slut!” as a greeting to a grandmother.
Inappropriate? Yes. And it’s noted immediately.
Multiple uses of a deity as an exclamation with OMG, J@sus, and My G-d are used.
It’s not super frequent like Uncharted, but kids are definitely going to hear some swears in The Lost City.
We did not catch any F-bombs in our viewing.
Is The Lost City Ok For Kids? Sex and Nudity
The Lost City is tame considering the main characters are involved in the romance novel business. There is some kissing.
There is also one full nudity scene where Alan’s (Channing Tatum) butt is shown. The only part of his booty not shown is covered in leeches. Eww.
During this scene, Loretta (Bullock) has a rambling discussion with herself that’s sexually suggestive. She asks him to turn around so she can check the front for leeches as well.
No frontal nudity is shown.
If you are looking for a good time to take the kids to a bathroom break during The Lost City, this may be the scene to do it.
Sexual discussion and innuendo happen throughout the movie as Bullock’s character is a romance writer. Talk of throbbing, thrusting, etc are heard in relation to the books she writes.
Alan has a phone contact named “Stacy Butt Stuff.”
Violence and Gore In The Lost City
This is a Romancing the Stone meets National Treasure action-adventure comedy.
While there are a ton of laughs, there is also a fair share of violent scenes.
One character is shot in the head.
Hand-to-hand combat, guns, explosions, and some bloody moments are all seen in this movie.
The Lost City Parents Guide: Is It Scary?
We wouldn’t say this movie is scary.
There are moments when characters are in peril, but the comedy offsets much of the tension.
One moment that may be scary for people who have claustrophobia issues happens towards the end of the movie. Characters have to crawl through a cavelike tunnel and it’s tight!
The Lost City Age Rating
What is The Lost City Age Rating? It is PG-13 for violence and some bloody images, suggestive material, partial nudity, and language.
Individually, each issue may not be too harsh, but as a whole the PG-13 rating is appropriate.
Can kids 10 and under watch The Lost City? That depends
As far as PG-13 movies go lately, this is not the worst one out there.
The movie is a lot of fun and most of the jokes and physical comedy would be appreciated by pre-teens and up.
If you don’t have a problem with moderate violence, swearing, and a touch of male nudity then kids 10 and up should be safe to watch this.
If any of those issues on their own are not appropriate for your family, then no, The Lost City is not ok for kids 10 and under. Your family should stick with the PG-13 age suggestion.
Are There End Credit Scenes In The Lost City?
Stick around through the credits for a mid-credit scene.
Totally worth the wait.
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Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.