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Open House (2004)

Samantha Morrow, a middle-class mom deserted by her shallow husband, David. In order to keep a roof over her head - not to mention the head of her son, Travis - Samantha decides to take in boarders.

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Dan Mirvish

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hedy Burress ... Gloria Hobbs
James Duval ... Joel Rodman
Jerry Doyle ... Dave Torkenson
Jenna Leigh Green ... Betty
Daniel Hagen ... Marvin Tibbett (as Dan Hagen)
Sally Kellerman ... Marjorie Milford
Ann Magnuson ... Sarah Jane Tibbett
Kellie Martin ... Debbie Delaney
Robert Peters ... Ron Tucker
Anthony Rapp ... Barry Farnsworth
Ian Whitcomb Ian Whitcomb ... Dr. Santee
Branden Williams ... Stanley Nasser
Joel Michaely ... Lamar
Eddie Daniels ... Colanda Jones, the Ho
Kent Osborne ... Walter
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Samantha Morrow, a middle-class mom deserted by her shallow husband, David. In order to keep a roof over her head - not to mention the head of her son, Travis - Samantha decides to take in boarders.

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7 May 2004 (USA) See more »

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Performed by Anthony Rapp, Sally Kellerman, Jerry Doyle, James Duval and Kellie Martin
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If you are "open" to the more unusual film offerings, you should find Open House a treat
18 May 2011 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Barry (Anthony Rapp) is hosting an open house in the California area. When folks come to view the place, he breaks into song about how great it is. However, unknown to the young real estate agent, some folks that come to a look-over have another agenda. A young couple, for example, call themselves "sexy swipers", that is, they like to have quickies and steal loot on a walk through. Whoa! They have seen many a house without a purchase. But, wait, they may have competition from another duo of young things. There is also a hint that robbery is in the air, prompting man-and-wife police officers to hit the open house circuit. While they look for thieves they also wish to buy a nice house for themselves and start a family. Other individuals who come to Barry's place are a couple of doctors with their own plans as well. Then, too, at a neighboring house, another agent (Sally Kellerman), alerted to the sneaky pilfering, makes an effort to catch the swipers. Are they any more revelations to be had at this unusual open house? This film is definitely in the realm of the "different", being a musical about real estate with singers of varying talent. How's that for offbeat? Its also remarkable in its take on that Sunday fixture, the open house, where a lot of extracurricular activity may be present at any showing. That was an eye-opener for this naive viewer! No, there are few stars besides Kellerman but that cast is truly adept at making each character memorable. The sets, costumes, script, songs, and direction are worthy, also. I got this movie in a Big Lots pack of 3-for 3 bucks, along with a favorite flick, Mr. Jealousy, and a disc with 10 wonderful old television show episodes. Wow, did I get the bargain of the week, as OH is the kind of movie that shakes up a humdrum day.


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