Directed: Shane Black
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer
Robert Downey Jr. is a small-time thief who stumbles into an audition and gets cast as a detective. Val Kilmer is the gay detective who is showing him how to be believable in his new role.
Robert Downey Jr. narrates the movie which is an action picture, a satire movie, as well as a love story thrown in there. It all works though. He is an entertaining narrator. He jumps around a bit while telling a story, but you don’t get lost. While narrating, there are a lot of in-jokes about the movie industry and action films in general. It is amusing without getting too cute.
I remember when Robert Downey Jr. was Mr. Hot Stuff and so charming. He does a great job playing a complete loser. You believe that no one would pay attention to him, even the girl he wish he had in high school. Val Kilmer is awesome as a guy who really doesn’t care about anyone else. I have no clue why his character is gay besides to be used as an excuse for some jokes and the scene where he kisses Robert. There are some very funny lines between the two of these guys.
I recommend this movie. It was a trip to watch. It isn’t the best thing in the world or anything earth shattering, but a fun movie that is very funny too.