I knew this movie was going to be funny and I knew it was going to be good, but I was really surprised when I saw it today.
Today was the perfect day to see the movie. Warm weather, sun blazing and it was the freaking weekend. The Nice Guys starring a great on-screen brothership of Russel Crowe and Ryan Gosling, takes place in 1977 in the gorgeous Los Angeles city. These two men of the law (sort of) happen to cross paths when searching for the girl that goes way beyond what these two thought.
The movie starts off on a high note anyways when this boy sneaks into his parents bedroom while their sleeping, to steal a porno magazine to check out the famous porn actress Misty Mountain. But Misty soon appears, in the hottest, bloodiest and funniest way. Her blue car smashes through the house, tearing everything into shreds then landing upside down on the backyard. When Misty is found outside of the car, she lays in the same position that she posed in the magazine the boy was looking at.
This leads to the introduction of both Crowe’s character Jackson Healy and Gosling’s character Holland March. Healy is an enforcer who beats up people for money and loves doing because he hates to see good people treated poorly by some bad people. March is the opposite. He is a single father who’s wife died in a house burning and ever since that day, he has been a drunk and does not do his job well, despite the good money he gets paid to investigate crimes as a private detective. But these two soon meet up when the girl, Amelia has gone missing when some people around her, working on a porn movie have suddenly “disappeared”.
Though their investigation, you can really see the buddy-buddy relationship of Healy and March which I believe was written very well and played very well. The scenery of Los Angeles was breathtaking, which gave me all the reason in the world to want to move out there even more. Lots of action, I mean it was insane everything that was going on. Plus, the comedy was top-notch, especially coming from March. From the beginning, Gosling did a really well job playing this man who is a drunk and afraid of blood and death. Just had me rolling from beginning to end. Plus the other characters in the film were just as funny. Like there is one scene where a little kid on his bike, maybe about thirteen or fourteen, so I guess not a kid, was stopped to answer some question by March and Healy and his whole demeanor was too funny. Especially when he said he wanted $20 to show his “big dick”. Like what?
Overall, this movie gets 5 stars! It was written great, the directing was great, the work that went into every detail of this film was great. It is definitely worth seeing so go see it, ASAP!