Oh, a SPOILER section. This could come in handy.
I could make a list of scenes that were weird and out of place. This film has so much "go with me on this" it became a part of the style. I thought you were leading into the bumblebee in the back of their car. What about Kim Basinger's final scene, and having her speak directly to the camera? Did the writing fail her or did she fail to understand the writing?
It's already been established that the guys don't trust Tally, but they trust the money of Tally's boss. It's been established that they both will take cases without asking so long as there's money behind it. That said, I don't disagree with what you're saying, just like I'm sure you'll agree it's a stretch about the kid on the bike and how they find the name he gives on a movie billboard they happen to be driving by.
While we're here, do we know the actor who ends up with the blue face? He reminded me of Toby Kebbell or young Steven Tyler. I thought he was pretty terrible.
So great to see Keith David in 70s clothes. Reminded me of Cloud Atlas. The man was made for 70s clothes.