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The Nice Guys (2016) Film Review | 100 Day Film Challenge – Day 84

I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed The Nice Guys. Directed by Shane Black and starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, the film is set in 1977 LA and follows two detectives, Jackson Healy (Crowe) and Holland March (Gosling), who are both hired by the same woman, Amelia (Margaret Qualley), to investigate the death of a prominent porn star named Misty Mountains (Murielle Telio). Together, they try to figure out what happened to her, while also trying to track down their client… and also having to constantly wrangle March’s daughter (played by the superb Angourie Rice).

Crowe and Gosling are magical together. They’re the perfect foils for each other, and I was constantly laughing because of their comedic chemistry. Angourie Rice was smart and charming as Holly March, often stealing the scenes she was in. Matt Bomer and Margaret Qualley gave solid support to this comedy/crime caper.

This is a gorgeously shot film. Every frame is lovingly handled, and the city of Los Angeles is shown in all of its glory. The lighting in particular is stunning.

The story is solid, for the most part. A few elements didn’t gel well together, but I loved the noir element and the dark comedy worked.

I really loved The Nice Guys, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed the film. I adored the dark humor and the chemistry between Crowe and Gosling. Angourie Rice stole the scenes she was in, and the film is absolutely beautiful to look at.

Verdict: 4.5/5

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