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The Selling (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 August 2012 (USA)
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A too-honest-for-his-own-good real estate agent has to sell a haunted house before its ghostly inhabitants ruin his life.

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Emily Lou Wilbur (as Emily Lou)

Writer:

Gabriel Diani
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Diani ... Richard Scarry
Janet Varney ... Mary Best
Jonathan Klein ... Dave Ross
Etta Devine ... Ginger Sparks
Nancy Lenehan ... Mom / Mrs. Scarry
Barry Bostwick ... Father Jimmy
Simon Helberg ... Young Husband
Alina Phelan ... Young Wife
Jocelyn Towne ... Dead Girl
Harry Groener ... Auction Man
Dawn Didawick ... Auction Woman
Kitty Swink ... Betty
Cole Stratton ... Ed
Alexandra Goodman ... Nancy
Ross Hellwig ... Ted
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A too-honest-for-his-own-good real estate agent has to sell a haunted house before its ghostly inhabitants ruin his life.

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Five Bedrooms. Four Bath. Twelve Ghosts. See more »

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Selling of Scarry Manor See more »

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The acting is stronger than the script; the script is stronger than the direction.

I particularly want to applaud Gabriel Diani for not overplaying too much…except for one or two scenes where overplaying is, frankly, called for.

Diani also wrote the movie, and working from his script, Etta Devine creates a character who in a bigger budget movie would be a manic pixie dream girl, with whom sex or even the mere *promise* of same would heal and encourage the lead at his lowest point.

Ginger Sparks--it's a movie name, but one I'm willing to let go because she seems like the kind of woman who would change her real name to that- -has a bit more substance.

She's not fully formed yet; we don't get enough hints as to who she is or what her interests are when not serving the plot. But I'd like to see her character return...preferably in a better structured script; in a film directed by someone who better knows how to film a joke.

Credit where it is due: It's a pet peeve of mine when films try to replace dialogue with references to other films. As if characters sitting around paraphrasing movies were inherently funny. This movie contains almost nothing of that, though an early invoking of Ferris Bueller made me tense for a few seconds. Later, when a line comes that does play off a classic movie quote, it caught me *completely* off-guard and made me snort with laughter. Well played.

Unfortunately, it's the funniest part of the script, which otherwise fails to find a satisfactory balance between scares and humor; never quite delivering everything it promises.

A misfire by clearly talented people, whose names I intend remembering (luckily, they're pretty memorable).


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