“Dad, there’s like whores here and stuff.”
What’s it about?
After a pornstar dies in a flashy manner, a guy who beats up people for money teams up with a drunk private investigator to crack the world’s most interesting case of a missing Amelia, not last named Earheart.
Who’s in it?
Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, a wonderful young actress called Angourie Rice, Kim Basinger, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley and the kid from Iron Man 3.
Why should I watch it?
+ Great opening scene and introduction to the two main lead
+ Ryan Gosling was the funniest part of the movie, hands down
+ We had a little taste of his comedy in Crazy, Stupid, Love but he took it to a whole new level
+ Bit like Channing Tat-yum in 21 Jump Street
+ Whether he’s getting hurt/in trouble or making really sarky comments
+ Russell Crowe is in his element when he’s hurting people but he’s also got a few hilarious zingers about marriage
+ The chemistry and interaction between the two was so entertaining to watch
+ Calling this movie The Funny Guys would’ve been more accurate
+ It genuinely cracked me up a lot of times (and frequently too), especially throwing the body, trying to break a door open and a Family Guy type of a cutaway
+ Loved the dark humour in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and I’m glad to see that it carried on in this one
+ It’s also cleverly written, making it smarter than your standard buddy cop films like Ride Along or that Adam Sandler Netflix film that I’ll never watch
+ And shows you how to do slapstick comedy, not just having Melissa McCarthy or Rebel Wilson fall over
+ Daughter was surprisingly hilarious, has great exchange with Gosling and Crowe
+ Think people always find it funny to watch mature kids e.g. Hit-Girl from Kick-Ass
+ In addition, she was helpful in situations and make (some) smart moves
+ Action is pretty good, bloody and violent enough for me but with a lot more civilian casualties than I expected
+ Looks and feels like 70s LA, awesome music too
+ Ha, they should really have that smog protest in China
+ Oh, and there’s stripper mermaids
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– Turning lights on as a distraction, really?
– Sorry Gosling, but if you have problems smelling shit and your wife tells you she smells gas, you fucking take her word for it
– If you think porn is bad for you
– Misthrowing a gun at someone is so overplayed man
– Don’t have to be a detective to guess the ending of the movie
– When they finally find Amelia, you’re gonna wish they didn’t
– She just comes across as fucking annoying and makes a lot of dumb moves
Really looking forward to this one and I’m happy to say that it did not disappoint. I loved it! I really hope this makes enough money so that, unlike Oscar Pistorius’ defence, it has a leg to stand on. Someone give me The Nice Guys 2. Also, there’s quite a sad realisation at the end but hey, you’ll have a fucking fun journey getting there.
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Iron Man 3