The first thing that comes to mind when I think of the film Seek is awkward. The film seems to me to be unsure of what it wants to be when it grows up. Whether this is a scripting issue or an editing issue I’m not certain, but I am certain this 2014 gay film seems to be trying to be too many things, to too many people and ultimately being not all that much to anyone.
After 7 years together Marshall (Houston Rhines) and Gabe (Noah Schuffman) are in a bit of a rut. Their relationship has reached the stage of early nights, birthday sex and passing each other in the hallway. Late one night Marshall answers a pop up on his computer, downloading the eCupid app in a search for something “different.” To say the app takes over his life, would be an understatement.
Last night I wanted to watch a light hearted movie that didn’t demand a huge amount of brain power from me. Having spent the day working on my novel I was exhausted, with half my brain in the current moment and the half trying to figure out how to plug a plot hole that was driving me nuts.