Quirky yet violent! Gosling is a little better at handling the comedy than Crowe is, but Crowe is always a great fist-based bruiser.
Would be well-paired with Inherent Vice - both are L.A. detective tales not taking themselves too seriously.
I am in the minority here when I say:
- I didn't like the music, the songs are not memorable and some of them are downright repetitive.
- Stone and Gosling are perfectly lovable but they are not great singers or dancers - and you sort of need to be one or the other (or both, for fuck's sake) to be the stars of a musical.
- It didn't come close to the scale, elegance or romance of the classic…