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The Nice Guys (2016)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 20 May 2016 (USA)
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In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

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Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. Written by @onecriticalgeek

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Rated R for violence, sexuality, nudity, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,203,270 (USA) (22 May 2016)

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$36,261,763 (USA)
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The porn star Misty Mountains is named after one of the film's production companies. See more »

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The street lights in many scenes are the newer halogen type lights which are much brighter than the street lights of the 1970s. They weren't introduced until the 1990s. See more »

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[first lines]
Misty Mountains: How do you like my car, Big Boy?
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Ain't Got No Home
Written by Clarence 'Frogman' Henry (as Clarence Henry)
Performed by The Band
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A tad disappointing given the fantastic trailers (which spoiled the film a little), but still a lot of fun
28 May 2016 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

'70s detective movie starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, directed by Kiss Kiss Bang Bang's Shane Black. It is a ton of fun. There's definitely something missing that I'm not quite able to put my finger on - it really feels like it should be an all-time classic, but ends up falling short. There's some weaknesses in the script, like Black isn't quite able to make his themes work entirely. It has so much great stuff in it, though. The two leads are ace, both giving near-career best performances. Angourie Rice is also excellent as Gosling's teenage daughter. They do fail to establish a great antagonist, though bad guys Matt Bomer, Keith David and Beau Knapp are all memorable. Others who will remain nameless aren't as good. The film is very funny, thankfully, with Crowe and Gosling bouncing off each other nicely. It is true most of the best bits were given away in the film's two trailers. If you haven't seen them, you might enjoy this even more than I did. I'd definitely recommend it either way.


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