Last night, a few of us at Team H&H were lucky enough to attend a screening of Gangster Squad (out tomorrow), which is inspired by the book by the same name and which you may have heard stars two of my favorites: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
****Light spoilers below****
As Sgt. Jerry Wooters and Grace Faraday, the pair are as charming together as they were in Crazy, Stupid Love, their playful chemistry a treat amid a tense, very violent mobster plot where bullets are constantly flying and ugliness is all around. Even the forbidden aspect of their relationship (he's in the gangster squad; she's mobster Mickey Cohen's ettiquette teacher/arm candy) makes for some lighthearted moments in the film, including a stolen kiss in the middle of crazy tense situation. And, okay, they look GREAT in period costume, it has to be said.
Side note: Surprisingly enough, the movie's romance wasn't limited to that between Gosling and Stone's characters. Another subplot revolves around Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and his pregnant wife, Connie (Mireille Enos), who not only understands why her husband is the way he is, but accepts that she can't change him—and that, really, she wouldn't want to. Plus...she's tough as nails, pretty much. It's awesome.
Here's a clip of Grace and Jerry's first meeting:
Will you see Gangster Squad, or sit this one out?