Big screen rom-coms are back!
In Paramount's newest movie The Lost City, Sandra Bullock is back at the top of the romantic comedy world as Loretta Sage, a reclusive, but wildly popular romance novelist. Following the release of a novel about a fabled lost city, Sage is kidnapped by billionaire Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) who believes she can lead him to the real Lost City of D.
It’s up to her himbo cover model, Alan Caprison, played by the always hilarious and charming Magic Mike alum Channing Tatum, and former Navy SEAL Jack Trainer (Brad Pitt) to rescue her. The adventure is action-packed, full of tender romance between hot actors, and one of the funniest films you’ll see in theaters this year. In fact, it’s one of the funniest rom-coms you’ll have seen in years.
The film has a stacked cast that not only includes Bullock, Tatum, Pitt, and Radcliffe, but also features scene-stealing roles by queer comedians Bowen Yang and Patti Harrison! Of course, these two have been stealing scenes in every project they’re in, but still, the two actors were definite highlights in this A+ movie.
Bowen Yang in The Lost City
Yang appears early in the film as the host of a Q&A event with the author and her cover model promoting her latest book. Yang adds a delightful amount of queer thirst to his scene, getting laughs with every line he has.
Harrison plays Allison, Loretta’s recently hired social media manager who has several of the best lines in the film, which, once again, is full of great lines and jokes. Harrison perfectly portrays the detached chaotic nature of millennial workers and will make you laugh out loud over and over again.
These two young stars are quickly becoming some of the most in-demand stars in Hollywood, making everything they’re in a lot better. The Lost City is a perfect example. You take an already excellent comedy and add Yang and Harrison, and you have one of the best movies of the year.
Patti Harrison in The Lost City.
Yang, Out’s current cover star, made history when he became Saturday Night Live’s first featured player (newer performers who aren’t main cast members) to be nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor. Next up, he’s taking over movies.
He’s set to star in the film Fire Island alongside Joel Kim Booster as a pair of best friends who embark on a weeklong vacation to the famous gay vacation spot. He’ll also be appearing in Bros, the Billy Eichner gay romantic comedy produced by Judd Apatow.
After getting an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role in the Sundance dramedy Together Together, Harrison made the cover of Teen Vogue and is set to appear in another upcoming comedy Mack & Rita with Diane Keaton and Elizabeth Lail.
The Lost City, directed by Adam and Aaron Nee, also stars Da'Vine Joy Randolph and Oscar Nuñez, and is in theaters now.