Lost & Found (1999 film)

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Lost & Found
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJeff Pollack
Written byJ. B. Cook
Marc Meeks
David Spade
Produced byAndrew Kosove
Broderick Johnson
Morrie Eisenman
Wayne Rice
CinematographyPaul Elliott
Edited byChristopher Greenbury
Music byJohn Debney
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • 23 April 1999 (1999-04-23)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$30 million[1]
Box office$6,552,255 (USA)[1]

Lost & Found is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Jeff Pollack, written by J. B. Cook, Marc Meeks, and David Spade, and starring Spade, Sophie Marceau, Patrick Bruel, Artie Lange, Mitchell Whitfield, and Martin Sheen.


Restaurant owner Dylan Ramsey is head-over-heels in love with his new neighbor, a French cellist named Lila. In a desperate attempt to garner her affections, he kidnaps her beloved pet dog and offers to help her find him on a phantom dog hunt. A wrench is thrown in his plans, however, when the dog swallows his best friend's diamond ring, and things get worse for Dylan as Lila's ex-fiancée, Rene, arrives to win her back.



Box office[edit]

The film grossed $6,552,255 in the US against a budget of $30 million.[1]

Critical response[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 13% based on reviews from 52 critics. The site's consensus states: "Aside from a few laughs, everything else is entirely predictable, including the jokes."[2] On Metacritic it has a score of 19% based on reviews from 21 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".[3] Audiences surveyed by CinemaScore gave the film a grade B− on scale of A to F.[4]

Roger Ebert gave it 1 out of 4 and said it had only one funny scene, Jon Lovitz as a dog whisperer.[5] Stephen Holden calling it "a rancid little nothing of a movie" in The New York Times.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "Lost & Found". Box Office Mojo.
  2. ^ "Lost and Found (1999)". Rotten Tomatoes.
  3. ^ "Lost & Found". Metacritic.
  4. ^ "LOST AND FOUND (1999) B-". CinemaScore. Archived from the original on 2018-12-20.
  5. ^ Ebert, Roger (1999). "Lost & Found". Chicago Sun-Times.
  6. ^ Holden, Stephen (23 April 1999). "FILM REVIEW; Chef Finds A Recipe For Love: It's a Dog (Published 1999)". The New York Times.

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