Maybe it would've worked as a 4-episode mini-season, because I don't think it's worth an hour and a half standalone movie. It doesn't provide closure to the characters - actually they almost end like they were in the end of the series - and overall it feels like a flat american-appealing version of "Weekend". It's just...meh.
Punctuation based on the tv series too. The movie was a bit predictable because it needed to give a closure to the amazing plot of the series and the end was a bit forced. Despite that, one of the best shows, sadly underrated, with an amazing view of human relationships. Besides, beautiful ost.
Looking: The Movie's dialogue was spot on. Haigh & Lannan brought the feeling of The Weekend into this film. If you followed the series this is a beautiful farewell. I hope that this is not the end of team Haigh & Lannan.
Looking is San Francisco; the size & incestuous groups, love stories, architecture, love, hate, constantly wanting to leave while fighting to stay feeling that is San Francisco. Goodbye Looking.
It was really just another episode but larger, where we find an ending that feels a bit forced. The plot presents itself too dreamy to be true, which wasn't, in fact, the follow line of the show all along. Although, for someone who just wishes there was more Looking episodes, those negative sides of the movie were not enough to make me dislike it.
We (the fans) asked for it and then can't help but feel disappointed when it largely feels like fan service. By its end Patrick truly becomes the centre and by nature of its existence the movie marginalises its supports. But Haigh dazzles with his framing and setting images to pop music, so I could watch those club scenes all day. Richie was too smart for this conclusion.
As with the show, the only interesting thing going on is Lauren Weedman, who gives the best performance and has the most interesting character. The rest is the kind of propaganda that requires "positive" imagery. American Crime Season 2 was closer to capturing the atmosphere of gay culture in America than this trite piece of kitsch and its preceding series.
the camera work is fantastic!!! that scene with Ritchie and Patrick kissing and the mirror and Perfume genius playing in the background was perf. So much is happening in this film in both form and the narrative. A genius!