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(2021) (Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson) (PG-13)
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- QUICK TAKE:
- Action/Adventure: A woman hires a WWI era riverboat captain to transport her and her brother up the Amazon in search of a tree with legendary healing properties.
It's 1916 London and Lily Houghton (EMILY BLUNT) wants to get her hands on a museum artifact that she believes will lead her to the Tears of the Moon, a legendary tree long rumored to have supernatural healing powers. But since few women are taken seriously, she has her high society brother, MacGregor (JACK WHITEHALL), make her presentation for her. When that doesn't go well, she decides to steal the ancient arrowhead herself, something German military man Prince Joachim (JESSE PLEMONS) likewise desires, although he intends to use it to win WWI.
With the artifact in hand, Lily and MacGregor travel to the Amazon in search of Nilo (PAUL GIAMATTI) who can provide her a boat to travel upriver, following in the footsteps of 16th-century conquistador Aguirre (EDGAR RAMIREZ) who was in search of the same tree. Instead, Lily meets tourist boat captain Frank Wolff (DWAYNE JOHNSON) who cons his way into convincing her that he's the right man for the job, and brings his pet jaguar Proxima along for the trip.
With Joachim on their tails, Frank, Lily, and MacGregor head up the Amazon, clashing as they do so, unsure if they'll find the tree or are instead just on a wild goose chase.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- If they're fans of either of the leads they might have some interest.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For sequences of adventure violence.
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