27 June 2014

Film of the Day #5: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

Hi!

After yesterday's terrible film, I figured it would be best for me to go to a classic that I know I like, so I picked Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. I love this film. So much. 
Film of the Day! Yay for RDJ!
I have spoken about this film before (at length) right here so you can check out a more in-depth look at the film as well! I am so good to you haha.
ONTO THE FILM! The film follows Harry Lockheart (Robert Downey Jr) a petty thief, who after a botched job, escapes from the police by auditioning for a movie. Sounds weird, is totally brilliant in the film. By some mad fluke, he manages to get the job and is told to shadow the fabulous Gay Perry (Val Kilmer) to learn how to be a Private Investigator. While at one of these Hollywood parties he runs into his childhood crush, Harmony (Michelle Monaghan) who is now an aspiring actress, fleeing her traumatic childhood. Unfortunately, her childhood and equally as traumatised sister has followed her to the city of lights. Seeking Harry and Perry's help, they become entangled in Hollywood's secrets and lies, whilst trying to figure out what happened to Harmony's sister. Nothing is what it seems, everybody is telling a story and fact and fiction have blurred lines.


Directed and written by Shane Black (the man behind Iron Man 3), this is a very funny film. It's action-packed, thrilling and there are twists and turns galore. The film is quite a damning look at Hollywood and the lies that run the industry and the superficiality of the business. The style of the film is reminiscent of the old-school noir films; not knowing who to trust, storybook story telling and even a gumshoe investigator! It has everything. The central cast is also brilliant. This was one of the first films Robert Downey Jr did before Iron Man and was what was considered to be the beginning of his Hollywood comeback, even getting him cast in his biggest role. Val Kilmer as Gay Perry is destined to go down as an iconic character, he is funny, rude and hella smart. I love him a little bit! And Michelle Monaghan is great as a female who can actually do something, an unusual trait in a Hollywood film. She is the perfect balance between a dreamer and someone scarred by their past. I don't think i could recommend this film more if I tried! 

Alright, I think I'll leave the rambling for today! I hope you enjoyed and I hope you watch the film. Let me know your thoughts if you do down below or on any of my social media on the side! Hope you're all well!

Becca.

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