Starring: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Angourie RiceDirected by: Shane BlackPlot: A down on his luck detective (Gosling) teams up with a once upon a time hero (Crowe) to find a missing girl (Qualley), but what they really find is some trouble.Review: Set in 1979, I find a lot of time piece movies aren't done super properly as of late. I think too many people aggrandize how things were back in the days of old and make it seem like every other generation was the best generation. Shane Black is not the guy to do such things. Known for such movies as The Last Boy Scout, the Lethal Weapon series, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, he does not mess around with the movies he does. They all have a decent amount of things in common. Good comedy, good action, good drama and hard hitting moments. The Nice Guys doesn't disappoint with any of those, but to the contrary I think it may be my favourite movie of his, which is saying a whole bunch.The movie has Gosling playing a single dad who takes money where ever he can get it, including searching for a man that he knows is dead as his wife basically admits the guy has been missing since his funeral. Rice plays his daughter, a smart young lady who wants to help her dad as much as she can, but also seems to be missing something. Crowe is a tough guy who hurts people for money. The three of them almost go buddy cop throughout, but as said by Crowe in an interview, they aren't really buddies at all throughout the movie. They have a means to an end and work together to get there.Tasked with finding Amelia Kuttner (Qualley), they soon find out that there is so much more beneath the surface of the missing person, which includes the seedy underbelly of the up and coming pornography industry, the motor city and the government.As the movie progresses from funny beginning to serious end, we find out a decent amount about all characters, including how Ryan Goslings wife passed away some time ago in a house fire that he feels responsible for, how Crowe dreams of being more than useless and how Rice only wants her dad to be happy. It's a nice way to show how everyone has growing to do and most people always keep something with them, be it good or bad. All three actors do this well.While they delve deeper into parties and death, Crowe and Gosling uncover truth after truth about the case they're really on and Kim Bargainer (Spoiler, she's the one girls mom) wants them to find her daughter before something bad happens to her. But what we don't know is that it goes so much deeper and Matt Bomer (Of White Collar and Magic Mike fame) is a cleaner that has been sent to clean up the mess that is Amelia Kuttner.I'm avoiding any big spoilers because I don't want anyone to go into it knowing all the twists, to which there are one or two (or one) that you won't see. Makes the movie really good. On top of that, the cinematography is done well, the music is done well and the spark between all three of the main actors is something that should be capitalized on.See it, it's definitely worth the price.