Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
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||Robert Downey Jr.,
Michelle Monaghan, Val Kilmer
||Oh no, leave them
||Should be fun for
both the dudes and dudettes.
dead bodies, and torture in the worst way.
||Some chasing and
||It's a very funny
||Too many to list.
||Too many to quote.
So The Dude on the Left calls me up and asks if Iím going
to catch a movie, and I tell him that Iím thinking of either
catching "The Weather Man" or "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," and ask
him if he has a preference. He tells me he doesnít care, and
from the trailers, the film about the weather dude looked a
little more like a drama while the smooch-shoot movie looked
more like a comedy, and I was in the mood to laugh, so we
opted for "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang." The movie ends, weíre
heading back to the dude-mobile, and I say the The Dude on
the Left, "Well, that movie was a lot better than I thought
it was going to be," to which the Dude replies back "Thatís
exactly what I was thinking." Hereís the story breakdown.
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
A Movie Review
Robert Downey Jr. is Harry. Heís a small-time thief,
trying to find a Christmas gift. When he and his partner are
interrupted by an alarm, they flee into the alley, and his
buddy gets shot. Knowing that staying with his buddy which
would surely lead to jail, Harry flees, finding himself in a
movie audition room. Harry steals the audition, and the next
thing he knows heís in Hollywood, ready to be trained for
his role by Gay Perry (Val Kilmer), who is actually gay.
Harry also runs into his high school sweetheart, although
she never really knew it, Harmony (Michelle Monaghan). Low
and behold, Harry, Gay, and Harmony find themselves in the
middle of a murder mystery when Harry and Gay find one dead
body and Harmony finds her sister dead. Somehow things are
intertwined, and itís up to our trio to figure it all out,
and not get dead in the process.
Actually, the movie is kind of convoluted in all of the
plot twists and turns, so Iím not going to really go into
them, but I didnít care because I was laughing too much to
care. Yes, thatís right, "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" is really a
comedy dressed in a mystery/thriller outfit, and it does a
How does this work? Well, kudos have to got to the trio
of Downey, Kilmer, and Monaghan. Downey comes across as kind
of a dope, but with a heart and that nervousness of how do
you really make the move on the girl of your dreams when you
are a shy guy, and also lying to her. Monaghan is great as
that "moved to Hollywood to become an actress but has really
only been in a beer commercial and now is getting too old to
be the next big thing." But the real star of this movie has
to be Val Kilmer.
Yea, thatís right, Val Kilmer. Gay Perry
is a bad-ass, but heís also gay, and also kinda a prick, and
yes, Val Kilmer pulls off every aspect of that character and
then some. They also develop some kind of chemistry that
Do you want to see a funny adult comedy? If so, head to
"Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang." Unlike a lot of movies where
everything funny is in the trailer, because this one is
rated R, there is so much more that is entertaining in this
film that could never be shown in a trailer. Itís 4 stars
out of 5 for "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang." And, oh yea, Michelle
Monaghan looks pretty damn good naked.
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!!