Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

“He snorted and hit me in the solar plexus. I bent over and took hold of the room with both hands and spun it. When I had it nicely spinning I gave it a full swing and hit myself on the back of the head with the floor.” ― Raymond Chandler, Pearls are a Nuisance

Having Harry narrate his story like a Raymond Chandler character is a great touch and really funny. This is right up Downey Jr.'s alley; observing the absurdity around him in his droll manner and yet belonging there as well. It couldn't be a better spotlight for showcasing his talent. Kilmer is no slouch either. He's one serious and hardboiled detective. Playing the "straight" man as a gay man is rather genius, so way to knock a stereotype on its head. I know I am late to the story and it's probably so 2005, but I still am happy to see it. Anything to buck well worn tropes. And way to mess with an ending; it's both catering to the audience and making fun of us at the same time. Bravo.

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