A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...Written by
The film's original title was "You'll Never Die in This Town Again". When Harmony is seen on the bus leaving Indiana at age sixteen, she's asleep with the Johnny Gossamer book, "You'll Never Die in This Town Again" in her lap. See more »
When Perry and Harry approach the log cabin, the shadows of the camera crew can be seen upon the bushes. See more »
I want you to picture a bullet in your head. Can you do that for me?
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After the credits, the Warner Brothers logo appears to melt as if this part of the film was left in front of the bulb too long. See more »
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is entertaining, amusing and surprising at times. It isn't moving, and it doesn't resonate. It doesn't stay with you. And that's a shame, because it could have been so much better. It could have been a Chinatown. Instead, Shane Black decides: "Fuggit, I'll go for the laughs from the cheap seats." The Big Themes are present here - Evil, Regret, Forgiveness, Atonement - they are just never properly addressed. Shane Black manages to be slick, cool, ironic and charming in this movie. I just wish he hadn't weaved all that around child abuse. This is more cynical than Borat, but not as funny. I enjoyed it, but wish I hadn't. Something stinks.
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