Looking: The Movie

Synopsis: Patrick returns to San Francisco in search of closure and resolution regarding his relationships with Richie and Kevin.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Andrew Haigh
Production: Fair Harbor Productions
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

(water lapping)

(seagulls screeching)

(plane engine roaring)

First time here?


No, I used to live here.

For almost ten years.

And you left?


So what brings you back?

I'm here for a wedding.




So is it good to be back?

Ask me in a couple of days.

Fair enough.

In the same

Rich path

You and I



Thank you.

(overlapping chatter)


Look who's ambled into town.

Hey, boys.

I can't... I love

that you're late.

I don't think

you've ever been late.

Maybe I'm finally

becoming fashionable.

I love your beard. Hey.


I told you nine months

is all it takes

to make a new man

out of him.

Stop it, stop it.

No, it needs more lift!

So masculine.

I can't believe we came here.

How long has it been

since we've been here?

Uh, my 23rd birthday.

I had sex with the waiter,

and you threw up

in that toilet over there.

Oh, good times.

F***, it is so good

to see you guys.

You too.

I'm sorry I've been

so bad lately.

It's just that work has

been super hectic,

and it doesn't help that

I deactivated my Facebook.

But that's not an excuse.

Don't worry.

It's all going fine.


Last Tuesday, there was

a line all the way

down the block.

That's amazing.

It's getting there.

And he promised me tonight

he wouldn't check

the window, not even once.

Maybe just once.

No. No, you swore.

Not even

a f***in' text, okay?

Okay. Jesus.

How's the Art Institute?

Oh, these punk

art school brats,

they have no respect

for the equipment,

but I can almost pay

rent now,

so, that's something.

Oh! Almost.

My balls are here.


Wait, so what is

the plan for tonight?

What's going on?


First up is Li Po

for Chinese Mai Tais.


We haven't been there

in a million years.

I know.

Doris and Malik are

gonna meet us there.

Oh, nice.

How are they?

They're good, I think.

He hasn't thrown her out,

so that's something.

They went to Hawaii

recently, I know that.

Richie and Brady

are coming too.


You invited them?

No, I'm kidding.


Don't worry, seriously.

I think, actually, it's

gonna be nice to see them,

both of them.

In fact, I actually made

a pact with myself,

on the plane,

that I was gonna try

and make a real effort

with Brady.

Well, that's good,

'cause he's pretty cool.

When he's not drunk.

Just sayin'.


Wait a second.

we gotta raise a glass.


To the new,

grown-up Agustn.


to all of us, really,

for finally finding something

close to adulthood, right?

Close to it.

Close, yeah.


It took us long enough,

that's for sure.



Would you stop

eating my balls?

I love your balls.

No, stop.

I can't get enough

of your balls.

Yeah, here we are.

Oh, my God,

nothing has changed.

Oh, my God!

You guys!


Hey, stranger!

Hey! I know!

How's it going?

I'm good. I'm-- Yay!

Hey, it's so good

to see you.

Since you've been gone,

I've been embracing

my heterosexuality.

Yeah, she has.

Oh, my God,

I went on a wine tour,

a course.

Yeah, but she got thrown off

for getting wasted.

Okay, okay.

Oh, my God.

We get couples' massages.


We got book club.

I had, like, dinner parties

where I kind of cook

a little bit.

Which we don't get

invited to, but, you know.

Oh, you'd come

if I invited you?

Probably not.

There's only,

so many times

I can hear you talk

about the Container Store.

I love the Container Store!

I know you do.

Oh, would you rather

me talk about poultry?

No, no, no.

Wait. Do I hear the ding-dong

of wedding bells?

Oh, God.

Are the two of you

gonna follow Agustn

down the aisle?

Yeah, right.


Sorry, Disney princess.

No, that dream's

not happening.

I'm embracing

my heterosexuality,

That's right.

but I'm not insane.

So that's a no?

Malik and I made

a very important commitment

to living in sin, okay?

Yeah. We're living in sin.

We embrace the sin.


Sunday morning,

we're not in church.

Marriage is for the gays,

all right?

And you poor f***ing bastards,

you can have it.

It's a magical time!




Aw, that was

the best news ever!



Whoo! Cheers!



Hi! How's it going?

My God!

How you doing? Congrats.

Thanks, man.

Hey, Brady!

The prodigal son returns.

Hi. It's good to see you.

Thank you, man. Likewise.

Thanks for coming.

Hey there.

How's it going?

Good. How are you?

Good. Doing well.

Nice, nice.

Yeah, yeah.

Hi, Kyah.



I am so the new Patrick

of the group.





How are you guys?

I'm good. Hi.

Oh, my God.

We're all back together!

Oh, hi. Oh!


Patrick, how is it going?

I want to hear about--

tell us about what your life--

I don't know.

Well, how's Boise?

How's Boise?

Well, it's Denver, not Boise.


Same thing, same thing.

But it's good.

It's really good.

I'm loving work

and I'm finally the head

of my own department,

so that's been

a long time coming, yeah.

That's fantastic.

No more cage-fighting homos?

No more otters versus owls?


Is that the video game?

Not at work at least, no.

What is it

you're actually doing?

I've asked,

but nobody seems to know.

We're actually--

we're developing

this virtual reality

video game


where humans have

mated with aliens,


and they've created

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Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh (; born 7 March 1973) is an English film and television director, screenwriter and producer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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