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The House of Yes
The House of Yes
Actors: Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling, Freddie Prinze Jr., Geneviève Bujold
Director: Mark Waters
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2000     1hr 25min

This outrageous comedy was cheered for its edgy humor and hot young cast! All Marty (Josh Hamilton -- ALIVE) wants is a normal life, but nothing goes as planned when his fiancee (Tori Spelling -- SCREAM 2) meets his far-fr...  more »

     

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Actors: Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling, Freddie Prinze Jr., Geneviève Bujold
Director: Mark Waters
Creators: Mark Waters, Beau Flynn, Jeffrey L. Davidson, Mary Vernieu, Robert Berger, Ron Wechsler, Wendy MacLeod
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Miramax
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/18/2000
Original Release Date: 10/10/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 10/10/1997
Release Year: 2000
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Perfect Thanksgiving Film
Bob Carpenter | New York, NY | 05/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This wonderful comedy of manners had some of the best dialogue I've heard in ages. The ensemble cast plays off each other brilliantly. Despite showing Parker Posey (who's brilliant in this) on the cover with a gun, it's more talk than action in this blackest of black comedies.Set 20 years after the Kennedy assasination, it follows a demented wealthy Washington family through about 12 hours wherein the brother brings home a fiance and the rest of the family tries to intervene. Caveat: Don't watch it on a first date."
Witty, Wicked, Weird, and Wonderful
DonMac | Lynn, MA United States | 06/14/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This move is a trip. One I am sure some people will hate - but hey, it takes all kinds. Parker Posey's performance is just incredible. An unstable Jackie O' wannabe, her mood swings,rapid-fire one liners, and attitude make this film the winner it is. Bujold as the matriarch shows a droll comic side that I have never seen in her before and it is perfect with the dialogue she has. "Talk? Why would we want to do that, it only leads to trouble." A scene where she is trying to ship Tori Spelling off in a cab is hysterical.Tori Spelling does a good job as the naive Donut Queen who has no clue what she just walked into. I mean the poor girl grew up eating pancakes. Even Freddie Prinze Jr. does not do badly. Yeah the plot is sick: incest, assasinations, mental instability, jealousy and denial. But mixed up with this cast it is very, very funny. Strange and wonderful if you are the dark humor type."
"I'm in a box, and I can't get out"
07/12/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Parker Posey was once quoted as wanting to stay in the independent film genre and not moving into the big budget films, and I say "Thank God!" We want her here! She is probably one of the smartest actors of our time, and this is probably one of the most brilliant scripts we may encounter. The fact that this movie relies on dialogue, and not sinking ships or laser wars, makes me think that there is hope for the cinema. I finished watching this film, rewound and watched it again, but not before shuddering at the fact that I found a movie that showcased incest so incredibly funny. Get this movie if you are interested in the fine art of acting because movies like this are what make it still an art."
Hilarious dark comedy
Sarah Borkowski | Charlotte, NC | 12/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The was one of the funniest movies I have seen in a long time. There were quite a few awkward chuckling moments, but a ton of hilarious, quick-witted dialog delivered extremely well by the actors involved. I love dark comedy, and I feel like this movie was dark enough to suite my tastes, but not so dark that I felt uncomfortable, which is a fine line. This isn't a laugh-out-loud movie (though I did laugh audibly), but more of a "He he" movie (if that makes sense)... I haven't seen/read the play, so I can't comment on how closely it matched or if it was what I expected, but I do want to see it performed now!!

Parker Posey does an amazing job as "Jackie-O" in this movie - it would have been pretty easy to be drastically over-the-top in this role, but Posey goes just over-the-top enough to play the role to a T. I thought Freddie Prince Jr. and Tori Spelling did a great job as well. Their roles didn't lend themselves to be done "well" (in a thespian sort of way), but they didn't take themselves too seriously, which made the characters funny. It was great to see them branch out."