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The House of Yes (1997)

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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.

Director:

Mark Waters

Writers:

Wendy MacLeod (play), Mark Waters (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Parker Posey ... Jackie-O
Josh Hamilton ... Marty
Tori Spelling ... Lesly
Freddie Prinze Jr. ... Anthony
Geneviève Bujold ... Mrs. Pascal (as Genevieve Bujold)
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Young Jackie-O
David Love David Love ... Young Marty (voice)
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Storyline

'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 »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa do Sim See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,266, 12 October 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$617,403, 16 November 1997
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Parker Posey plays a woman who has a twin brother. In real life, Parker Posey actually has a twin brother Christopher Posey. See more »

Goofs

The amount of wine in Jackie-O's glass varies improbably between shots while Marty is playing the piano. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Pascal: Did you give your sister her medication?
Anthony: Uh-huh
[eyes Jackie-O]
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Alternate Versions

Miramax re-released this film on DVD with the alteration of the closing monologue, replacing it with a scream. See more »

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Referenced in Beverly Hills, 90210: Skin Deep (1998) See more »

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incredible
6 May 1999 | by schmuckoSee 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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