Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

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Petty thief Harry Lockhart (Downey) is on the run from the cops when he stumbles into an audition for a Hollywood movie. The producer thinks he's terrific and whisks him off to Southern Cal and teams Harry with a real private detective, Perry Van Shrike (Kilmer) to learn the ropes before his big screen test. Perry is gay and a sharp dresser, so he's known by everybody as "Gay Perry."
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Harry runs into a girl he had a crush on back in Ohio, Harmony Lane (Monaghan), who's a not-very-successful actress in LA. Harmony is upset when her younger sister turns up dead, an apparent suicide, and in trying to impress her, Harry pretends to be a detective and tells her he'll look into it. But then Harry and Perry witness a car fly into a lake, and it turns out to have another woman's body in the trunk. Some very large men try, very painfully, to convince Harry to leave the case and go back to New York.

This 2005 film written and directed by Shane Black is a burlesque of film noir and pulp detective novels.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Script Analysis of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murders of set profession?    -   actors Kind of mystery?    -   amateur citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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