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It all adds up to not much from director by Adam Rapp, although Tomei is effortlessly captivating (as usual) and Rockwell is always worth watching.
There's too much loitering and not enough intent.
Simply the latest in a string of pointless low-budget exercises in angsty Big Apple self-reflection.
Yes, we have seen much of it before. But for the majority of the film's brief running time (a flicker or so under 80 minutes), I felt myself drawn to what was on screen.
Ms. Tomei, Mr. Rockwell and Mr. Geraghty get stray laughs, but "Loitering With Intent" mostly plays like an excuse for its makers to hang out.
The title may suggest acts of indecency, but if there's anything this mild dramedy could use, it's a little more raciness.
The warmth, energy and intimacy between actors makes the seemingly simple narrative of this film into a memorable experience.
Adam Rapp's comedy Loitering with Intent is about a number of things, but it might have been better served by being about more about fewer things.
The sort of well-meaning, small-scale drama about the creative method that feels too obviously plotted and conventionally scripted to achieve any genuine truths regarding the process.
I enjoyed watching them work, even as I knew it wouldn't amount to much.
For a film about writing a decent screenplay under pressure, Loitering With Intent is successful only in showing just how difficult a task that is.
You won't find much insight into relationships or the creative process in this breezy low-budget comedy.
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