5.8/10
135
7 user

Open House (2003)

Based on the New York Times Bestseller "Open House" by Elizabeth Berg.

Director:

Arvin Brown

Writers:

Elizabeth Berg (book), Joyce Eliason (teleplay)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Lahti ... Samantha Morrow
Daniel Baldwin ... King
Mark Rendall ... Travis Morrow
Chris Potter ... David Morrow
Rita Moreno ... Lydia Fitch
Colin Cowie Colin Cowie ... Self
Eva Marie Saint ... Veronica Reynolds
Grace Lynn Kung ... Lavender Blue
Tom Harvey Tom Harvey ... Thomas
Victoria Snow ... Marie
Mark-Cameron Fraser Mark-Cameron Fraser ... Jonathan (as Mark Cameron Fraser)
Richard Chevolleau ... Mark Quinton
Jennifer Baxter ... Karla
Raoul Bhaneja ... James
Ho Chow ... Mr. Yu
Edit

Storyline

Based on the New York Times Bestseller "Open House" by Elizabeth Berg.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

When love walked out on her, life moved in.


Certificate:

See all certifications »

User Reviews

Pleasant enough
12 July 2005 | by vchimpanzeeSee all my reviews

I'm glad I didn't see this until after I spent a year watching Christine Lahti as Grace on the excellent 'Jack and Bobby' TV series. Lahti shows her talent here too, and if she was better in the series, that's only because there was such excellent writing there. But this was pretty good.

Daniel Baldwin was very appealing as the MIT astrophysics graduate who takes odd jobs--including helping Samantha's husband David move out after he decided to end the marriage--because he wants to enjoy life. Samantha kept encountering him again not just because she needed ways to make money, but because she had the worst luck with men.

Grace Lynn King really shined as the rebellious but likable Lavender Blue, whose parents named her Kimiko. She ended up moving into Samantha's basement to help Samantha pay her mortgage.

Colin Cowie was also quite good as the TV host who Samantha relied on for advice. Also good were Eva Marie Saint as Samantha's mother, Rita Moreno as Lydia, the woman who rented David's former study, and Tom Harvey as Lydia's boyfriend.

This was a pleasant TV-movie, nothing more.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

CBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abandonada See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed