Friday, June 03, 2016
The Nice Guys (Shane Black)
A mismatched pair of private eyes investigate the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles.
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Yaya DaCosta, Beau Knapp, Lois Smith, Murielle Telio, Daisy Tahan, Kim Basinger, Jack Kilmer
Why I loved this film: It is a lot of fun to watch. The two leads are ace, both giving near-career best performances. Angourie Rice is also excellent as Gosling's teenage daughter. Bad guys Matt Bomer, Keith David, and Beau Knapp are also memorable as the bad guys. The film is very funny with Crowe and Gosling bouncing off each other nicely. It is not the kind of action film I am used to, but worth seeing for the comedy.