The trailers for this movie, leave you a bit unsure of the actual plot, but the comedic value that is promised is spot on. This is a murder mystery detective movie taking place in the seventies. For those who grew up in or near that time frame, you’ll enjoy the trip down memory lane. There were several movie billboards in the background, authentic cars, and other jokes that only someone well versed on that decade would truly appreciate.
The comedy, tho dark at times with all the murders and violence, keeps the tone light hearted and the audience chuckling. The atmosphere created by the actors and strict adherence to the era truly make you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time.
The acting, directing, plot, jokes, well, the whole thing gets a thumbs up from me. There was never a moment were I was bored nor could I predict the ever twisting plot. A few aspects of the movie did lose me as the plot gets fairly deep in conspiracies at a few points, but it didn’t distract me from enjoying the movie. Overall, it’s a must see comedy, even if this genre isn’t usually your style.