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"A funny, fast-paced and above all very unique film. A film filled with interesting and hilarious songs about real estate that you won't be able to get out of your head! It works beautifully. Every musical number resulted in an eruption of applause from the audience. Kellerman is simply on fire!" -- FilmThreat
"A must-see favorite! Super cast! Kellie Martin scores as a yuppie fond of quickie sex in strange houses; Sally Kellerman, as a boozy, unsuccessful agent, delivers a torchy realtor's lament; and Ann Magnuson shows up very late and nearly walks off with the whole movie." -- Baltimore CityPaper
"A triumph...unique and flavorful! The show is clearly stolen by Kellerman whose "Sellin' A Dream" song is the most completely marketable and pleasing thing in the movie. Hopefully, the Academy will remember it come nomination time because a proliferation of films like 'Open House' could usher in a new era in the musical genre." -- Jonathan Hickman, Einsiders.com
"Among its many send-ups are a showstopping duet, 'Sellin' a Dream,' performed by Sally Kellerman and Jerry Doyle." -- Regina Weinreich, The East Hampton Star
"Awesome! This is a hilarious, crazy movie! Thumbs up to director, Dan Mirvish; Sally Kellerman is excellent!" -- Jim Muscarella, The Improper
"In a rare and demanding move, all singing was performed and recorded live on set. Lovely!" -- Variety
"It's Fantabulous! With OPEN HOUSE, Dan Mirvish has crafted the first great musical of independent film. Amongst a great cast, Sally Kellerman, Ann Magnuson, and Kellie Martin shine as they deliver Mirvish's toe-tapping tunes which you won't be able to get out of your head. Stylistically, it's a ingenious blend of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Preston Sturges, and Robert Altman. One of the songs is entitled 'Do You Love this House?' And the answer is a definite yes!" -- Terry Keefe, Venice Magazine
"Mirvish, who is perhaps best known for co-founding the Slamdance Film Festival, creates a very funny and sardonic atmosphere that will have you laughing throughout....A genuine delight! The musical numbers are nothing short of hilarious." -- Larry Katz, WTTR Radio
"People loved it. It was funny. And it's about time somebody made a Real Estate Musical!" -- Carloss James Chamberlin, Senses of Cinema
Top Customer Reviews
Yeah, I really did. Dan Mirvish has wonderfully created a light, hysterical and crazy story about achieving the American Dream: buying your first house.
This movie's awesome. I loved it. Just off-kilter enough to be funny and heartfelt without being diabetes inducing. I absolutely loved it!
My favorite part was Anthony Rapp's song "My House" towards the end. Everything that he says in that song was exactly how I felt when me and my family moved out of our house. I lived in my house for like ten years and that's exactly how I felt when we had to leave. And you have to know I was so pissed at the people who bought it from us when I saw that they'd let the lawn die!
I think this is why Open House works, because everyone can relate to this.
Great job. I really loved it. Hysterical, great performances, great screenplay and awesome camera work!
It also has some of the most fun DVD extras I've seen. Why bother with film school ?Just watch the "how-to" features on the DVD!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I great find if you love musicals! Anthony Rapp leads a great cast in a unique and original musical romp.Published on July 12, 2014 by FilmFan
C grade filming and definitely not Grease... More odd and strange than comical... Watched it once and that will be it.Published on September 27, 2012 by W&J
This is a strange but wonderful movie. Some may not like it but I think it is one of the best musicals. It is a movie that is a spoof on musicals. Read morePublished on September 27, 2007 by Shannon M. Doyle
Open House is a zany and very funny original musical. I usually don't go for musicals, but the subject matter made this one really work for me. Read morePublished on May 17, 2006 by Aaron Huber
I have read some reviews where people are applauding "Open House" for being a 'cute,' 'silly' movie. Which I suppose it is, on the surface. Read morePublished on March 19, 2006 by D. Holle
Open House is a very very silly movie, but that is what makes it so fun to watch. Anthony Rapp is really the best part but the "sexy Swipers" are quite enjoyable too. Read morePublished on March 19, 2006 by Caitie F
My cousin and I rented this movie for New Year's Eve, wanting to A: not have to watch the New Year's Eve shows all night and B: want to see Anthony Rapp in something outside of... Read morePublished on March 19, 2006 by J. Selke
I have been collecting and watching movie musicals my whole life. In the last four minutes, I have forgotten more about Broadway and Hollywood musicals than the entire population... Read morePublished on March 16, 2006 by W. Sagal
I was suckered in by the 5 star reviews and chose to ignore the 1 star (and only honest) Amazon review on this DVD. Read morePublished on March 16, 2006 by Nathan Eckhart
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