August 24, 2007 (limited)
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Director: Armen Kaprelian, Kent G. Llewellyn
Screenwriter: Armen Kaprelian, Kent G. Llewellyn
Starring: April Barnett, Rob Brownstein, Colleen Crabtree, Andrew Friedman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Kirstin Pierce, Ryan Smith, Bruce Thomas, Patty Wortham, Cedric Yarbrough
MPAA Rating: PG (for thematic elements, language, crude humor and incidental smoking)
Official Website: MagPictures.com
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Plot Summary: "Closing Escrow" is the story of three quirky families seeking to buy their next home. They're all moving for different reasons—and none of them are getting along with their real estate agents.
African American attorneys Bobby and Tamika have hired Hillary Macella as their real estate agent. Hillary is a racially hyper-sensitive white woman dealing with more than her share of white guilt. That is until she gets mugged, and starts seeing the world quite a bit differently.
Tom and Dawn are an unconventional couple. When they met, Tom was happily married to another woman. But thanks to Dawn's unstoppable persistence (the police reports called it stalking, but Dawn doesn't like to think of it that way), Tom was convinced to leave his wife and start his life over again in a new home with Dawn. They've wound up with a shady real estate agent with a knack for damaging homes to make them more affordable for his clients. This makes house hunting somewhat awkward for Tom and Dawn, not to mention a little dangerous.
Mary and Allen feel like they've lucked out with their real estate agent. Not only is Peter Jacobsen a great guy and a talented agent, he's also their friend. But as it happens, Peter is living in a much nicer house than Mary and Allen can afford, sparking a one sided competition with jealous Allen as he connivingly tries to one-up his agent in the middle of their house hunt.
All three families converge on the same property which inevitably goes into multiple offers. Who gets the house?