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 »


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


Lesly: I can't talk that way about your brother.
Jackie-O: Pretend he is not my brother, I do.
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Referenced in Beverly Hills, 90210: Skin Deep (1998) See more »

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6 May 1999 | by (indiana) – See all my reviews

Seldom does a movie manage to be at the same time this dark and this funny. Nearly every line of dialogue is wickedly sarcastic--as a playwright, I spent of the time during my first viewing wishing that I could write such biting dialogue.

Parker Posey is wonderful, as is Josh Hamilton as her brother-with-benefits. The mother (the actress' name escapes me right now) is also wonderful, despite her deficient screen time. Even Tori Spelling--pariah of good actors everywhere--does a great job as Hamilton's stupid/naive fiancee (a bit of helpful typecasting). In fact, only Freddy Prinze jr. really didn't do that well in this movie, but his performance was by no means bad enough to ruin it. He seemed handily the most awkward of the bunch.

At any rate, I wound up watching it again, two days after the first time, and would recommend that anyone who hasn't done so follow my lead. Not only doesn't it lose anything on second screening, but the whole thing gets better (check out the Posey/Spellling "Marty's first girlfriend" scene)...

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