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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Complete credited cast:
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 <>

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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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Did You Know?


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 »


Mrs. Pascal: Oh my God, I sounded just like a mother! Didn't I sound just like a mother?
Marty: You are a mother.
Mrs. Pascal: I know, but I still can't believe it. I look at you people and wonder, how did you ever fit in my womb?
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Referenced in Beverly Hills, 90210: Skin Deep (1998) See more »

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Wonderful, Altmanesque: Nashville meets 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean
6 May 1999 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A wonderful Altmanesque cross between Nashville and Come back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. This is one obsessive, compulsive, spread-eagled, dysfunctional play, extremely well written and very tight. Parker Posey's best performance yet and extremely well cast all around.

I can't recommend it highly enough. This is the kind of movie worth waiting years for!


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