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(2016) (Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Extreme
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Extreme

Action-Comedy: A private detective and a hired enforcer join forces and uncover a trail of dead bodies while trying to find a missing young woman.
It's 1978 and Holland March (RYAN GOSLING) is a private detective working in Los Angeles and raising his young teenage daughter, Holly (ANGOURIE RICE), by himself following losing his wife and home to a fire sometime in the past. When he's paid to find a missing young woman, Amelia (MARGARET QUALLEY), he has a bad run-in with hired enforcer Jackson Healy (RUSSELL CROWE) who beats him up and tells him to drop the case. But when Amelia then goes missing, the two join forces to try to find her and figure out if her disappearance is somehow tied to the recent and suspicious death of a porn star.

Their investigation leads to run-ins with an older hitman (KEITH DAVID) and his younger associate (BEAU KNAPP), as well as a film projectionist, Chet (JACK KILMER), who might have information as the case widens and more bodies start piling up. Things become even more complicated when Judith Kutner (KIM BASINGER) of the Justice Department and her assistant, Tally (YAYA DaCOSTA), inform Holland Jackson that Amelia is Judith's daughter and is concerned about her well-being.

But when they eventually find the girl, she says her mother is involved in a government cover-up and is trying to have her killed. Not sure who to believe, the two men continue their investigation, all while having to deal with various dangers, including the arrival of a ruthless hitman known as John Boy (MATT BOMER).

They might if they're fans of anyone in the cast or of old-school, mismatched buddy action flicks.
For violence, sexuality, nudity, language and brief drug use.

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