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The House of Yes (1997)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 October 1997 (USA)
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A mentally unbalanced young woman (who thinks she's Jackie Kennedy) flips into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he's engaged.



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Marty Pascal
Anthony Pascal
Mrs. Pascal (as Genevieve Bujold)
Young Marty (voice)


Jackie-O is anxiously awaiting the visit of her brother home for Thanksgiving, but isn't expecting him to bring a friend. She's even more shocked to learn that this friend is his fiance. It soon becomes clear that Jackie Kennedy's obsession is nothing compared to her obsession with her brother, as it also becomes clear she isn't the only member of the family with problems... Written by Mike Myers <>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Meet Jackie O. She's elegant, glamorous, and well bred. When you've got it all, you can get away with murder. See more »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, perverse sex-related situations, and an image of violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Casa do Sim  »

Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$63,266 (USA) (10 October 1997)


$617,403 (USA) (14 November 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Based on Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher." See more »


When Jackie-O says, "Goo is what makes it tape instead of paper," someone can be seen moving in the background (to the right), apparently attempting to get out of the shot. See more »


Jackie-O: Sorry about that, by the way, I didn't mean to maim you. I only meant to kill you.
Marty: These things happen.
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Parker Posey rules the screen!
31 December 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Doing a film adaptation of a play rarely works, but when it does, as it most assuredly does in this movie, the performances are overwhelming and intoxicating. Parker Posey's characterization will be forever burned into my memory. The House Of Yes is completely enjoyable, even startling, and is a 'must see' excellent piece of cinema.

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