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The Kid Detective

  • 03-04-2021 12:43am
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,977 ✭✭✭ brevity


    I have just finished watching this on the back of a glowing recommendation from the guys at Red Letter Media.

    It’s a dark comedy based around this private detective who was very popular as a kid but since growing up he has become a bit of a joke. He is hired to investigate a murder despite the fact that his reputation is in tatters.

    It’s a great watch in my opinion. I got a bit of a Wes Anderson vibe from it. Not visually but perhaps more in the writing and the characters.

    Highly recommended.


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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 31,027 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭ Mickeroo


    Just finished it there. Was great, well worth the fiver rental.

    Very funny in places and it's a proper detective movie at its core that kept me guessing until the end.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭ Josey Wales


    I watched this last night and enjoyed it a lot. Some great comedic moments.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭ Need a Username


    Mickeroo wrote: »
    Just finished it there. Was great, well worth the fiver rental.

    Very funny in places and it's a proper detective movie at its core that kept me guessing until the end.

    That is the kind of thing I like to hear.

    Adding this to the watchlist.

    Cheers


  • Registered Users Posts: 9 ✭✭✭ Ravn


    Really enjoyed this. Hard to come by a dark comedy that actually makes me laugh out loud while also being a decent mystery/detective story. Great performances, particularly from Brody. Highly recommend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,705 ✭✭✭ speedboatchase


    I can't praise this enough.

    This is a debut feature for the writer and director, starring Adam Brody as the titular lead. It's a surprisingly well-balanced mix of dark humour and a murder mystery, where the titular character is a former 'child detective' now eking out a living in a town that is fed up with him and whose parents want him to make a real living.

    Things change when an actual, dangerous mystery lands on his desk - the case of who murdered a local teen that was stabbed 17 times. The comedic editing is masterful and the ending will stick with you a long time.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 75,429 ✭✭✭✭ JP Liz V1


    I find it hard to see Adam Brody as anyone but Seth Cohen :o


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,907 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Very decent watch I have to say.
    It is a bit odd tone wise but I rather enjoyed that about it. Adam Brody is very good in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,863 ✭✭✭ mikhail


    I enjoyed this too. It kept me guessing and laughing.


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