An overly sentimental social drama, ORIGINAL INTENT has its heart right out on its sleeve, wet and dripping.
Treacly and often amateurish, the homily-cum-story centers on Matthew Cameron (Jay Richardson), a prosperous lawyer with a happy family and affluent yuppie friends, all obsessed with food, fitness and finance. One day Matthew's old college buddy Alex (Kurt Fuller) asks him to aid a central LA
homeless shelter, the Mission of Hope, in danger of demolition from dastardly developer Theodore Daniels (Vince Edwards), a one-note Simon LeGree who utters lines like "I don't want one brick of that building standing by this time next week!" Matthew gets his conscio...