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‘Open House’ mixes sex, love, jewels and real estate

Musical comedy about home search debuts on DVD
Published on Nov 15, 2005

It's Sunday and there's an open house in the neighborhood. A real estate agent sets up shop to greet prospective home buyers. Couples trickle in and start exploring the upstairs and downstairs. And then a round of bidding begins. Sounds typical of many realty agents' Sunday afternoons, that is until you add a jewel thief, realize that one of the couples has had sex in the house, the real estate agent is not really a real estate agent, and many of the conversations are actually songs. That's the setup for "Open House," a musical comedy about the common act of finding a dream home. The film, written and directed by Dan Mirvish, is out on DVD today by Wellspring Media. Mirvish describes the plot in a nutshell: "A diverse group of home buyers goes to a series of open houses on a Sunday afternoon. They're basically all on the search for love, a bag of jewels and a two-story Spanish colonial." The story climaxes with a bidding war for one of the homes. The film is Mirvish's second feature a...

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