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      Open House

      TV-PG 2003 1h 36m Drama List
      Reviews 39% Audience Score 500+ Ratings After her husband's abandonment, a woman (Christine Lahti) takes in two boarders and forges a relationship with a blue-collar worker (Daniel Baldwin). Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Christopher Null Filmcritic.com The numbers range from middling to outright awful, particularly when the whole cast unites for the showstoppers Rated: 3/5 Nov 16, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I have no idea why I put this movie in my queue. What a strange film. A musical comedy with people who can't sing and it has a real estate setting at an open house. Weird. It is original, but I thought it was stupid. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Fantabulous! A quirky, unique independent film... So the singing isn't perfect, the budget isn't big, and the camera isn't always steady. So what? OPEN HOUSE offers catchy music, an interesting premise, and more than a few good laughs. The movie is worth watching purely for the numbers "It's My House", admirably sung by Anthony Rapp of RENT fame, and "Selling the Dream", which created a bit of an Oscar buzz upon it's release. As for the critics who claimed that none of the actors could sing-- this is untrue; a few of them, such as Rapp, are professionals who perform beautifully. All of the actors sang live on set, not an easy feat by any means, but those who do not have a background in stage do it tolerably well... My favorite performance acting-wise had to be Jerry Doyle as "Dr. Dave"; he had me in stitches throughout the whole movie and was able to deliver a touching ending without being overtly sentimental. Singing-wise, I would like to give props to Ann Magnuson, Anthony Rapp, and Sally Kellerman. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member A good movie with a very interesting plot and very different ending. Some parts were a bit hard to follow but in the end a big "Oooohh" brings you to an understanding. The songs are catchy but I have heard better singing. Anthony Rapp does a wonderful job with his twisted character. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member This super-low budget flick (i.e. less than $3000) is bizarre but funny with catchy tunes. FANTABULOUS, FANTABULOUS! It's as though I went to my work place and started singing and dancing and making up tunes ad lib. I like it! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I think you need to be in the mood to watch this, really. It's great if you want a laugh at how... low budget it is. But at the same time, it proves that you don't have to be rich to have talent. Some of the actors, like Anthony Rapp and James Duval, are great. So energetic, and lively, and, well they can actually SING. *gaaaaasp!* I know! Others are... somewhat dreadful. It's an incredibly corny film, with a pretty lame plot, but it IS a good pick-me-up. Plus, the music's pretty catchy. =) Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I have watched this film twice now, I look back on the first time watching it and I cried. This Lahti drama is more than good, this drama packs all the crap from the original novel and places it in a well-casted and well-written television film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After her husband's abandonment, a woman (Christine Lahti) takes in two boarders and forges a relationship with a blue-collar worker (Daniel Baldwin).
      Director
      Arvin Brown
      Screenwriter
      Joyce Eliason
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      TV-PG (D|S|L)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 36m
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