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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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Marty Pascal
Anthony Pascal
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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 »


Jackie-O: Sorry, no pancakes today, I'm afraid!
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Referenced in Beverly Hills, 90210: Skin Deep (1998) See more »

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Parker Posey rules the screen!
31 December 2003 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Doing a film adaptation of a play rarely works, but when it does, as it most assuredly does in this movie, the performances are overwhelming and intoxicating. Parker Posey's characterization will be forever burned into my memory. The House Of Yes is completely enjoyable, even startling, and is a 'must see' excellent piece of cinema.

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