Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

   11 September 2006, early morning

I watched Kiss Kiss Bang Bang with Rishi this past Saturday. We had just come from lunch at the Pilot, and I had a few hours to kill before I had to head off for Tiff’s surprise birthday party. (Shima, Matt, Shawn and I managed to ruin the surprise somewhat, but it was a pleasant dinner nevertheless.) Anyway, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang is excellent. It’s a funny send up of those cheesy film-noir films and books. The premise is as follows: a petty criminal ends up in LA to do a test screening for a crime drama, after inadvertently crashing an audition; once in LA he is paired up with a gay private eye who is to teach him how to play a detective; the pair end up embroiled in a murder-mystery. Robert Downey Jr. and Val Kilmer both do great jobs at their respective parts. Kilmer in particular, playing “Gay Perry”, is hilarious. You really need to watch this film. I think it’s a shame it didn’t do better. (If you need more encouragement, it stars Michelle Monaghan and Shannyn Sossamon.)

The official Kiss Kiss Bang Bang web site.



  1. You should see Kilmer in the outtakes. That guy is seriously funny.

  2. I saw it randomly back when it was in theaters. It’s great when you go in expecting nothing and it delivers like that. Val Kilmers got fat AND funny.

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