The House of Yes
The House of Yes (1997)

A wealthy young man wants to wed a painfully ordinary girl, and a few hours with his family will convince anyone why he's doing so in this black comedy. Marty Pascal (Josh Hamilton) is engaged to marry Lesly (Tori Spelling), a dizzy… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 3, 2001
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64%
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78%



Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Bujold has the frazzled hauteur of an aging, neglected star, and Spelling is nicely glazed, studiously artless. But the film is keyed to Posey's performance: perfectly brittle, faultlessly false.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

This is a definitive Posey performance: wide-eyed, smiling and ultrafeminine, but plastic and cold as a store mannequin.

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Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Bujold is as good as ever, but the real surprise here is Spelling: Slack-jawed and dewy-eyed, lids forever at half-mast, she's perfectly cast as a lamb among wolves, and her naivete is strangely affecting.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

[Waters] manages to open up the text while maintaining its perilous mix of arch wit, pathos and suspense.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

There are many gaping holes between the funny moments.

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Film4

A fierce piece of farce and sharp as a kitchen knife.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

There's something quite lethal about Parker Posey in pearls, and for that inspiration director Mark Waters deserves our gratitude.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Not every chance taken by Mark Waters works, but enough are successful to produce some memorable motion picture moments.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Offers more than its share of tartly biting zingers, dropped to maximum comic effect by the letter-perfect Posey.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
"The House of Yes" is a little gem of an indie film, which alternates between crass satire and dark comedy with seeming ease. The set-up of the film… More
Jennifer Xu
A highly variable movie with its own individual peaks and valleys. It's a pleasure to watch indie queen Parker Posey act, for sure. It is she that gels the… More
Letitia Lew
It's scary how believably Marty (and the viewer) gets sucked into the hermetically loving vacuum of family.
Lafe Fredbjornson
YES! This movie was quirky and interesting, with a strange family in a mansion. Fun in a weird captivatingly demented way.
Bruce Bruce
This film didn't do much for me. A brother comes home with his finance to meet his family, a sister who thinks she is Jackie Kennedy and is in love (More… More
Alice Shen
Pretty decent adaptation of a darkly comic stage play...up until the second half when it becomes stagnant. Posey, Bujold, and Rachael Leigh Cook as Young… More

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