This is the official CD soundtrack to the real estate musical film OPEN HOUSE, directed by Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish, and starring Anthony Rapp, Sally Kellerman, Kellie Martin, James Duval, Ann Magnuson, Jerry Doyle, Jenna Leigh Green, and more. A hit on the festival circuit, the movie is currently being distributed through The Weinstein Company/Wellspring and is now available on DVD at Amazon, Best Buy, Netflix, etc. The film sparked an Oscar® controversy last year when it spearheaded the resurrection of the dormant "Best Original Category" which had long been on the books of the Academy® but had never been activated. The Academy® literally rewrote their rules in response to this movie and this soundtrack.
"A not-to-be-missed indie musical about couples romping through open houses starring Anthony Rapp from 'Rent'" - DVDTalk.com
"OPEN HOUSE boasts Anthony Rapp in a major singing/acting role (he stars in this year’s big film production of “Rent,” directed by Chris Columbus). Rapp plays Barry, a real estate agent who is uniquely zany, striking the note of whimsy that makes this movie so perfectly what it is – both a throwback and a flash-forward to some new kind of light-hearted cinema....witty and, at times, as zany as a Marx Brothers comedy!" - CityWeekly
"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." - FilmThreat
"OPEN HOUSE proves to be an AWESOME hangover movie, it’s got everything. Set in Los Angeles, this is a hilarious, crazy movie centered in the real estate world. It’s a comedy, a mystery, a MUSICAL! WTF? Thumbs up to director, Dan Mirvish." - The Improper
"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
"In a rare and demanding move, all singing was performed and recorded live on set. Lovely!"
"People loved it. It was funny. And it's about time somebody made a Real Estate Musical!"
- Carloss James Chamberlin, Senses of Cinema
"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
"Awesome! This is a hilarious, crazy movie! Thumbs up to director, Dan Mirvish; Sally Kellerman is excellent!" - Jim Muscarella, The Improper
"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
"A crowd favorite."
- S. Mark Rhodes, Films in Review
"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