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The House of Yes (1997)

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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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'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 fiancée. It soon becomes clear that 'Jackie-O'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 <mmyers@ucsd.edu>

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

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

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10 October 1997 (USA)  »

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A Casa do Sim  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$617,403 (USA) (14 November 1997)
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Based on Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher." See more »

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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 »

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Lesly: I don't think you're insane.
Jackie-O: You don't?
Lesly: No.
Jackie-O: You don't think I'm an eensie weensie bit insane?
Lesly: I don't think you're insane. I think you're just spoiled.
Jackie-O: [exasperated] Oh please, if everyone around here is going to start telling the truth, I'm going to bed.
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Parker Posey At Her Best!
15 July 2008 | by (Tennessee) – See all my reviews

Very few movies based on plays can be successful, but House of Yes is not one of those that fail. It succeeds where others have failed because of the energy put into a film that is mostly dialog. Parker Posey shines as Jackie-O, the mentally troubled sister of Josh Hamilton and Freddy Prinze Jr. Tori Spelling, whose only other film I have enjoyed was Trick, did a great job of playing Jackie-O's doormat.

The movie is at its strongest when Parker bares her sadness, always hidden beneath sarcasm. A classic movie of family dysfunction without playing out the same old tired roles. This family is anything but a typical dysfunctional family and though they all appear to be nuts, part of you wants to run out and find a family just like them, because looking past all of the sarcasm and insults, you sense and feel the love.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see strong acting. Parker Posey is on top of her game here.


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