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.
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.
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.
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.
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.