x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Loosies: a transparent vehicle for Peter Facinelli

Instead of having the charm of Ocean’s 11, this big-screen romance feels flat and unconvincing.

Peter Facinelli and Jaimie Alexander in Loosies. Courtesy Front Row Filmed Entertainment
Peter Facinelli and Jaimie Alexander in Loosies. Courtesy Front Row Filmed Entertainment

Loosies
Director:
Michael Corrente
Starring: Peter Facinelli, Jaime Alexander, Michael Madsen
*

The Twilight actor Facinelli stars in this romantic drama about a pickpocket who runs into Lucy (Alexander), a former one-night stand of his, and finds out she is pregnant with his child. With the police on his tail, he must evade arrest and try to reform himself. Despite the presence of some notable supporting actors (Madsen as the policeman on Bobby's tail and Vincent Gallo as the "hero's" ally), this very transparent vehicle for Facinelli hides beneath shaky "guerrilla film" visuals but is let down by forced, uninspired dialogue, two-dimensional characterisation and a lack of chemistry between the leads. Instead of having the charm of Ocean's 11, this big-screen romance feels flat and unconvincing.