Loitering with Intent
Two aspiring actor/ directors, Dominic and Raphael finally think they’ve found their big break, but they just need to write the story. They convinced a producer with a $300,000 budget that they had a can’t miss story. They have 10 days to finalize the story, so they take themselves into nature to write begin the story that’s suppose to just need a few finishing touches. Nature is at Dominic’s sisters, Gigi’s house in the woods. They thought that this would be a place free from distractions, and that they would be able to focus fully on their writing. Their first distraction was the cute neighbor who was watering Gigi’s plants and hanging around the house. Then, Gigi came home before they were expecting her, bringing her boyfriend troubles with her. To make things more interesting, Gigi’s history with Raphael becomes rekindled with the additional time spent with one another. Much of their precious time seems to spent trying to pull Raphael away from Gigi, and trying to force him to focus on the script. Raphael and Dominic bicker and fight through the whole ordeal, but then moments later they will be joking and laughing with each other. After an eventful 10 days at Gigi’s house, Raphael professes his love but is turned down by the Gigi.
We ended up seeing Loitering with Intent because the film we had tickets for was canceled, but it ended up being my favorite film. To catch us up on the history of the characters, they used a fast paced edit that took us through Dominic and Raphael’s lives as struggling actors/screenwriters. This set the tone for the rest of the movie. I really liked the lighting and the cuts in between scenes that usually depicted some of the beauty in and around Gigi’s house. The Director of Photography was actually there, and said a few words to the audience before the start of the film. Both of the major goals in the movies didn’t play out in favor of the main characters. This was interesting because there is so much humor and the film seems so easy going, but it doesn’t have a happy ending, they don’t get the money for the movie and Dominic doesn’t get Gigi. I took it as a reminder that things don’t always go as you want in life, but life keeps moving forward regardless.