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Looking: The Movie (2016)

July. 24,2016
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Patrick returns to San Francisco for the first time in almost a year to celebrate a momentous event with his old friends. In the process, he must face the unresolved relationships he left behind and make difficult choices about what’s important to him.


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Disappointment for a huge fan!


Boring, over-political, tech fuzed mess


It's funny watching the elements come together in this complicated scam. On one hand, the set-up isn't quite as complex as it seems, but there's an easy sense of fun in every exchange.


The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.


The drama itself was so awesome and brilliant!the only thing that audiences needed at the time was just one other season,a final season, not just 80 min which even wasn't semi-enough for patrick himself! just in order not to blow up your imagination of your favorite show!they destroyed a very sweet love,very lovely couple,because there was no time to figure their problems out! you easily can feel kevin's love to patrick..Russell tovey was a genius in acting indeed!! i wished it ended differently ..it was so heartbreaking for me...

Tom Dooley

I followed this HBO serial based around a group of mainly gay friends in San Francisco. The main character Patrick returns to his old haunts here and is looking for some sort of 'closure' on his past but instead everyone wants to carry on where they all left off.Now those that loved the series that have gone before will find 'more of the same' here and so love it. However, it also manages to bring most of the negative baggage from the two seasons which was sort of inevitable. That is also where it has its flaws.If you identify with the characters and the happenings it is much easier to get into this. I found it very watchable but not the best serialised gay themed drama ever and wanting on a few occasions – I did really enjoy the first season but thought the seconds so lack lustre that I only finished it out of some sort of loyalty. This though is better and so a fitting way to say a final goodbye.


I just finished re-watching TV-Show, and with huge expectations prepared myself for Looking: The Movie. Yup, I can say it's amazing. Atmosphere and aesthetics of the show are visible, Andrew Haigh really is capable or capturing emotions of those characters in sublime way. This expression has been used a lots of times, but it really does feel like you're just watching real people, not just actors act.Acting is great, Jonathan Groff is wonderful here, although he wasn't among my favorite performers on the show, he really shines in the film. I do love the fact that he ended up with Richie, but scene with Kevin is probably my favorite from the film. It was really heartbreaking, and like their fight at end of Season 2, their conversation here is so real, vivid, authentic. The way Kevin kisses him for the last time was so hard to watch, it was really emotional and touching. As well as Richie coming back to the club, and kissing Patrick. It was breathtaking.My only complaint is that it doesn't focus on Dom at all, which is shame, because he's my favorite character and Murray Bartlett is perfect in the role, but here he doesn't have much to do. But, considering I love all these characters, it was really nice to see them together again, and when they all met up in the club at the beginning of the film, I literally couldn't but not smile all the time, to see them all again. Afterwards, as I said, it mostly focuses on Patrick, and Agustin and Eddie wedding, and it's nice to see things conclude like that.Ending almost made me cry. I really will miss these characters. I hope we get another special like this, but if we don't, this film feels like perfect closure to ultimate tale of friendship, that we had pleasure to watch and enjoy.


The show that never lived up to the promise of "The L Word" and "Queer as Folk" seemed done. It was all about looking for love conversations over Chinese food with very little ever happening. Then it ended with a haircut.Now there's a movie for people who have already forgotten Patrick being ready for his haircut. He comes back from Denver for more conversations and a wedding. Mostly relationship shoulda coulda woulda talk but the men are good looking. A movie that just drones on and on but never ascends to the quality and drama of an "As The World Turns" or "One Life To Live." Something does eventually happen and it is good to see that the gay community is now so accepted that gay men can seem totally boring. I think the best part of the movie is the closing shot, a San Francisco cityscape with the Castro at night is a reminder of so much important LGBT history. But for a decent gay story line, I'm still looking.