Just get it over with and see This Is Spinal Tap instead

Closing Escrow

on August 24, 2007 by Tim Cogshell
A comedy about relationships and real estate, Closing Escrow is one of those self-aware mockumentaries of the sort Christopher Guest likes to make—only it's not that funny. Not that Guest's movies are particularly funny, either, save This Is Spinal Tap , which was co-written by Guest but is actually a Rob Reiner movie from back in the days when he was funny. But I digress.

Closing Escrow really isn't funny, despite the fact that two of its central players, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Cedric Yarbrough, are veterans of the popular cable TV series, Reno 911 , which is effectively this movie exactly, only with real estate instead of law enforcement.

Reno 911 , after the initial kitsch wears off, isn't that funny, either. But, if you do find all those Guest movies and/or Reno 911 funny, see This Is Spinal Tap again and rethink those notions.
Distributor: Magnolia
Cast: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Cedric Yarbrough, April Barnett, Colleen Crabtree, Andrew Friedman, Kirstin Pierce, Ryan Smith and Bruce Thomas
Directors/Screenwriters: Armen Kaprelian and Kent G. Llewellyn
Producer: Kristen Cox
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG for thematic elements, language, crude humor and incidental smoking
Running time: 93 min.
Release date: August 24, 2007 ltd.
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