The Nice Guys

The Nice Guys

This was recommended by a friend among some films I might like to watch when ill. It started well enough with some decent blokeish comedy - amusing but not so much it made me laugh in a way that would hurt. Looked like a good escape from a dystopian present in having a fairly-recent-past setting, and I was kind of fascinated by what a contemporary view this is of the 1970s: it's acknowleged as cool (not like the 90s when Tarantino and Boogie Nights made an in-yer-face show of reclaiming it as such... actually, this movie is like they stuck those in a blender with a frat comedy and then diluted too much), but there's also a way big problem with sleazy treatment of teenage girls (c.f. recent furores over willing underage groupies from the era, as well as clearly abusive behaviour by various stars of the time).
But I had almost no interest in the stories of the bland teenagers, and the rest wasn't enough to keep me engaged - just wasn't as funny as the first 15 mins or so. Stopped after an hour, for only about half of which I'd continually watched the screen.

Great line, slightly paraphrased:
- You took the lord's name in vain.
- No, I actually found it very useful.
(Could be stock stuff, but I'd never heard it before.)

2.5 stars for what I saw.