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In 1977 Los Angeles fate turns the unlikely pair of Holland March (Ryan Gosling) a down-on-his-luck private eye and Jackson Healy (Russell Crowe) is a hired enforcer, who hurts people for a living, into partners. They are looking for a young woman named Amelia who has mysteriously disappeared. Their investigation takes them to dark places as anyone else who gets involved in the case seems to wind up dead.
Wow, what a lot of fun The Nice Guys is. Heck of a film, highly recommend it. It’s funny, charming and a tad violent. The characters of Healy and March are both disastrous in their own ways and balance out perfectly. They’re great characters and Crowe and Gosling are in fine form. I’m a big fan of both in general and this film is a great showcase for why. Personally I think Angourie Rice, who plays March’s daughter steals every scene she’s is in. It’s so common for me to criticise younger actors but you wont get any of that for her. She’s excellent.
The film might be slightly too long in honesty, but the film has a lot it wants and needs to tie up before the end so I can appreciate that.
Overall The Nice Guys is an excellent film, full of fun characters, good performances and twists.
Verdict: Thumbs Up