The House of Yes
Director: Mark Waters Run Time: 85 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1997
Starring: Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling, Freddie Prinze Jr., Geneviève Bujold, Rachael Leigh Cook
This offbeat comedy is an adaptation of Wendy MacLeod’s play about the affluent, dysfunctional Pascal family as they prepare for a Thanksgiving dinner. The mentally disturbed daughter (Parker Posey), who identifies with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has been involved in an incestuous relationship with her twin brother Marty (Josh Hamilton) for years. But now Marty is bringing his fiancee Lesley (Tori Spelling) home for the holidays to meet his family, including his sister, his twisted mother (Genevieve Bujold), and his younger brother (Freddie Prinze Jr.). After the electricity goes out, tensions escalate.
Parker Posey won the 1997 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award.