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The Nice Guys (2016)

R | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 20 May 2016 (USA)
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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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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,203,270 (USA) (22 May 2016)

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$36,261,763 (USA)
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Trivia

Dialogue between bartender and detectives "He'll stop doing it. Do what" is the same line from Iron Man 3 when Rhodie and Tony interrogated Mandarin. Both directed by Shane Black. See more »

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A background character mentions the video game Pac-Man. It wasn't released until 1980, three years after the setting of the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Misty Mountains: How do you like my car, Big Boy?
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References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

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Dazz
Written by Reginald Hargis, Raymond Ransom and Edward Irons Jr.
Performed by Brick
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Started out pretty OK
30 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I Really liked this movie,all the way up until shortly after the one hour mark. Than it just took a 180 turn for the worse,and ended up getting really really stupid.Which was quite annoying.

In the beginning it was funny and charming and full of good quips back and forth, between the two leads.

Some of the situations was a bit over the top,but you could live with em,cause the rest of the movie held up fine. But than comes the one hour mark,and things start going down hill. Up until now,Russel has been the smart one and Ryan was the dorky drunk guy. But than suddenly they both turn into dumb and dumber.And that just ruined it for me.After that I lost total interest in the movie.


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