“The Nice Guys” was an unexpected surprise, but in a good way.
The film takes place in the 1970’s and stars Russel Crowe as a bad ass, no nonsense, lone wolf mobster, who happens to have a big heart and Ryan Gosling as a private investigator who tends to investigate crimes regarding the 1970s porn scene and happens to be an alcoholic, with his 13 year old daughter, who is pretty much his better half and side kick. All three characters investigate several murders that have happened and try to link them all together to find the missing piece to complete the puzzle. That’s the gist.
To be honest, I never saw the trailer. I watched both Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe on late night talk shows, doing press for their film and the chemistry I saw between them persuaded me to watch the movie. Seems weird, I know, but they were so funny when discussing “The Nice Guys” that I figured why not.
Brendan and I caught a matinee and the movie did not disappoint. It was hilarious from beginning to end. The chemistry between both actors was amazing. It was hard to believe that they did not know one another prior to this filming because it seemed so natural between the two of them. As for Russell Crowe, I had no idea he could be funny. We all know him from being an amazing dramatic actor but he seemed relaxed and seemed to have fun with this role and it paid off. This movie is not” Oscar worthy” and possibly won’t win any awards, but the best films never do. It’s not about awards for us, the consumers, but about having a good time while watching a movie.
If you want to watch a movie that will make you laugh and have a good time, that does not require math or too much thinking, then go check this one out. I promise you won’t be disappointed.