Nice Guys

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If you loved the 70’s, you are in for a real treat in the action comedy, The Nice Guys. It’s 1977 in Los Angeles and private investigator Holling March (Ryan Gosling) is a widow and the father of a twelve-year-old girl named Holly (Angourie Rice). March is hired to investigate the recent death of a porn star, Misty Mountains. In the meantime, another private investigator named Jackson Kealy (Russell Crowe) is looking for a girl named Amelia Kuttner (Margaret Qualley). Kealy decides to beat the stuffing out of March, then they run into each other again and this time they team up to find Amelia. It seems that Amelia is on the run from Detroit hitmen – who were hired by her mother Judith Kuttner (Kim Basinger) who is head of the Justice Department. This film is full of violence and bad language but I have heard worse. It’s also really funny with some plot twists and great music from the 70’s. (I actually missed the dialogue in several places because my wife was just singing away. Awesome.) Screenwriter and director, Shane Black did a fantastic job making the film feel like the action movies of the 70’s. (I won’t admit remembering those days.) Crowe and Gosling had great chemistry as an action team, but believe it or not the third member of that team was the young girl Angourie Rice who played Gosling’s daughter. She actually tried to save the two leads after they were captured in one scene and drove her dad around Los Angeles when he was drunk. We will be seeing a lot of this young actress in the future. Not all of the scenes made sense and not every joke was hilarious, but the movie as a whole was a lot of fun. This film should be a hit – let’s see what happens. I’m giving it a B rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA