Oh! And THE NICE GUYS reunites Russell Crowe with his L.A. CONFIDENTIAL co-star, Kim Basinger.
What I did like the most about THE NICE GUYS is Ryan Gosling's performance as the dorky private eye. Gosling has a gift for physical comedy. There was something about his performance that seemed familiar to me. The way he played Holland at times reminded me of someone else. Then comes a scene in which he finds a dead body in the brush outside a huge home in the L.A. hills. The way Holland reacted to the discovery made it all clear. It will be clear to you too if you're of a certain age and are a fan of some classic films.
Ryan Gosling was totally being Lou Costello in ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. His bit with that dead body proves it.
I saw THE NICE GUYS as a weekend rental recently with two good buddies I was visiting. It's not a great movie but it sure was an entertaining weekend rental with some very funny moments -- all of them involving Ryan Gosling. THE NICE GUYS blends sleaze with a touch of slapstick. Also, it's the first of Gosling's two "the girl in the yellow dress" films of 2016.
Enjoy your weekend.