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The House of Yes (1997)

 -  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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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 <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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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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In the opening scene Jackie O's pearls are flat and orderly, but then alternate between being untangled and tangled between shots. See more »

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Mrs. Pascal: What's that gun doing there?
Jackie-O: It's not a gun. It's a camera.
Mrs. Pascal: It's a gun.
Jackie-O: It's a camera that looks like a gun.
Marty: Relax, Mama, it isn't loaded.
Mrs. Pascal: How do you know?
Marty: I checked.
Mrs. Pascal: What's it doing there?
Jackie-O: Being gunlike, gunesque, gunonic.
Mrs. Pascal: Where did it come from?
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Outstanding Small Film
3 February 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Don't listen to reviews that tag this movie with a "predictable" or "poor" ending - they don't get it. The House of Yes is a brilliant adaptation of stage-to-film. Although the entire movie takes place in a single location, there is no claustrophobic effect - the result of magical cinematography. Each room of the house reveals a new secret, a new mystery. The acting is superb, due to the amazing range of affect offered by Parker Posey, sharply contrasted by the humorously flattened delivery of the other cast members. The script is flawless, the directing well-hidden. Nothing about this movie screams "This is a cool indie film I just made" (hopefully a doomed approach to filmmaking) This is not Ben Affleck posing as a post-punk Dalai Lama in a waste of celluloid, but a true work of art. The incest issue is handled with grace, wit, and true affection, not to mention the laugh-out-loud black humor. It's one of my top ten, right up there with True Romance, Naked Lunch and Miller's Crossing. Again, don't fret over warnings about a predictable ending - the ending is not what it seems. Think about it.


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