#REVIEW: “LOITERING WITH INTENT”
Longtime friends Ivan Martin and Michael Godere team-up on Indie Dramedy Loitering With Intent, which centers on two Friends whom also happen to be Writers, who convince a major Producer that they have a hot Script on their hands. The Duo then head upstate for ten days to gather inspiration for the Script, only to be distracted by a beautiful pair of Ladies, Ava (Isabelle) and Gigi (Marisa Tomei). Dominic falls for Ava, gathering inspiration from her in his Script’s Love Story, while Raphael falls for Gigi. Problems surmount and chaos ensues when emotions become invested and the Script takes a step back from being the Duo’s focus. Wayne (Sam Rockwell), Gigi‘s Boyfriend, is recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder and makes a sudden return, as does his younger Brother, Devon (Brian Geraghty).
Loitering With Intent is not without its own share of genius, the Film itself becoming a script-within-a-script and a story-within-a-story. While the Script which the two Leads are to be working on stalls ultimately, this enables the greater Story to progress, keeping us entertained with some complex and interesting characters. The two Leads pair together well with a relatable chemistry and the perfect amount of delusion to keep things comical. Tomei, whom also serves as Executive Producer, as always is captivating and Rockwell brings the right amount of fiery energy into the flow in a Story which is headed in a direction we never are quite sure of, especially when we are led to believe at the start the Story is about a Script.
levelFilm release LOITERING WITH INTENT, with a release at The Carlton in Toronto on Friday, March 13, 2015 with a simultaneous Video-on-Demand release.