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The Nice Guys (2016)

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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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20 May 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,203,270, 22 May 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,261,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,788,218
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Trivia

If you look closely in the background of the traffic scene you can spot the black van that hit "Blue Face" and it is driven by writer/director Shane Black in a classic Hitchcockian cameo. See more »

Goofs

Healy refers to Munich as "a city in Germany". While correct, during this Cold War time period he more likely would have clarified it as "a city in West Germany". See more »

Quotes

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Misty Mountains: How do you like my car, Big Boy?
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Connections

References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Wow how could this piece of rubbish score above a 2?
10 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

Just terrible. Woeful script, terrible over acting, stupid premises that just needed to be accepted.

Where to start? How about with Little Miss Sunshine. Go watch the first 5 minutes of it. In the first 5 minutes all the central characters are introduced, they are flawed but special... immediately you bond with them and care what happens to them. You are on board.

Then watch this piece of dodo. In the first 5 minutes we are introduced to many of the main characters. We immediately could not care less about them as there is nothing alluring or special about them.

Ryan Gosling is funny when he is simply trying to be cheeky and cute. When he is doing it in an understated way. In this movie, he is doing slapstick and its hopeless. Russel seems to think because Mel Gibson did action and comedy he can too. He can't. Just not funny. At all. Like, as funny as an abortion not funny.

Oh woe is me the ridiculous scenes where 500 bullets are sprayed from a machine gun and they hit everywhere around the hero but miss the hero.

Just tripe. Not funny. Not clever. Barely watchable. I watched it 3 days ago yet forget how it ended - perhaps its a self defense mechanism from my brain seeking to erase this terrible experience from my memory... or maybe the movie is just that forgettable


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