The Nice Guys (2016)

The Nice Guys (2016)

The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys (2016)

The two guys in The Nice Guys are anything but nice. Holland March (Ryan Gosling) is a sleazy private eye and single father with a serious drinking problem, and Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired thug who will “put a hurting” on someone for as little as twenty dollars. The only nice character here is Holly March the eleven year old daughter and the conscience of the film.

The Nice Guys is a classic LA noir set in 1977 Los Angeles with a convoluted plot involving corrupt police, the adult film industry, Detroit car manufacturers, a missing actress, LA smog, and a femme fatale. Like most noirs the plot is mostly there to confuse and amuse the viewers but not to make much sense. The late seventies look and feel adds a bit of fun and nostalgia and the only appropriate setting for a movie with a subplot about catalytic converters.

The Nice Guys is written and directed by Shane Black the writer of Lethal Weapon and writer/director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. If you liked his previous movies you will probably enjoy The Nice Guys. [rating=4]

Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity, language and brief drug use.

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