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Although the writing isn't as snappy as its predecessors, it's still quite good, with a couple well-written and acted characters. The journey of 3 completely different couples looking for their perfect home, each with the "help" of their own quirky realtor, all eventually converging on the same home in the finale, is equal parts hilarity, weirdness, and almost-went-somewhere gags.
This is one of those films that will most likely have a cult following among realtors and others in the home-buying biz; for the rest, this is probably a good week-night rental.
If you HAVE gone through the purchase of buying home, it will probaby conjure up a number of funny moments from your own experiences.
Definitely check this one out.
Anyway, kudos to the wonderful job the writers, producers, directors and actors did. Everyone did a supurb job, and I hope to see these producers do some more mockumentaries in the future. It seems as if they have their own cast, so I will be looking forward to seeing them in the future. You give Guest and cast a good run for the money. Thanks for the great entertainment on the fourth of July weekend.
Here the target of that hypothetical camera crew is not a rock group or a group of show dog owners. It's three couples out house-hunting with their three real estate agents.
However this film ups the ante on the Guest format a little too high. Some of its characters are too outrageously eccentric. For example, there's the agent who trashes the houses he shows his couple - in order to get the prices down. Besides being bizarrely criminal, it's not clear how this tactic could help his clients. If they don't buy the trashed house, a lower price isn't going to help them. And if they do buy it, they'll be faced with all the expense of repairing it.
Then there's the strange back-story attached to one of the house-hunting wives. We hear how she won the mild, pliable man sitting besides her by stalking him and winning him away from his previous wife and children. She did this with a persistence of more-than-wacky intrusions, including setting his lawn on fire, and leaving a series of dead rabbits on his doorstep. Somehow, these tactics convinced him of her sincere admiration and eventually won him over.
So whereas in his spoofs, Guest edited together people's possible quirks - this director/writer and his partially improvising actors create unlikely quirks from whole cloth.Read more ›
If I could give it a 10 I would!
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