I smell sequel and possible franchise. Tarantino, this fun 70’s PI film has to have been influenced by you. Enjoyed the nostalgic shots of once past LA (remember tower records?!). Russell Crowe (how does he still seem sexy when looking so dumpy?!) and Ryan Gossling (hubba hubba hubba) have great unlikely chemistry. Cast works really well together with such odd characters. Kim Basinger is the only real let down, she seems a bit out of place, maybe she didn’t get the memo on the style of the film . Yes it’s violent and somewhat nonsensical and even tries to deliver a serious political message – but it’s so much fun- what movies are meant to be! Definite date night with a little something for everyone – but don’t bring kids!