It’s Eric, with thoughts on the new Gosling/Crowe comedy, The Nice Guys.
I’ll bet this project looked amazing on paper. Bring writer/director Shane Black back to the comic buddy picture world where he started with 1987’s Lethal Weapon. Set the film in the disco-cool world of 1977 Los Angeles. Hire two accomplished dramatic actors, Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, to play the leads, two low-life losers on the fringe of detective work unexpectedly uniting to hunt for a girl involved in a series of murders in the porn industry. Throw in a cute daughter for Gosling’s character for some sweetness.