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The House of Yes (1997)

A mentally unbalanced young woman - who is convinced she is Jackie Kennedy - flies into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he is 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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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$63,266 (USA) (12 October 1997)

Gross:

$617,403 (USA) (16 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 »

Quotes

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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Los Angeles, California
19 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

One would think that Tori Spelling being in the cast of this movie would immediately signal its poor quality, but The House of Yes is a rare exception to that rule. Dark, twisted, and wickedly funny, one can't help but be drawn into the delusional world of Jackie O. Her family can't seem to either, as they revolve around her, half in reality and half out. This strange, surreal dynamic drives the film, and brings most of the comedy. A definite must see for fans of Parker Posey, and for anyone who considers themselves knowledgeable in the world of indie film.


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