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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 blonde he met when she was working at a doughnut shop, and he bravely decides that it's time she met his family, so he brings her along for Thanksgiving dinner at his mother's house in West Virginia. Bravery is necessary because the Pascals are not an especially healthy or wholesome family. Mother (Genevieve Bujold) explains her philosophy about parenting like so: "You raise cattle; children just happen." In this environment, where refusing your child anything is all but unknown, her youngest son Anthony (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) has grown up to be an overanxious virgin eager to seduce Lesly while Marty's not paying attention. And Marty's twin sister Jackie (Parker Posey), malignily obsessed with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, often re-enacts the murder of JFK using spaghetti sauce for blood (when she can't get ahold of real bullets) and enjoys incestuously seducing Marty (which hardly bothers Mother, who notes that "Jackie's hand was holding Marty's penis when they came out the womb"). The House of Yes was based on the play by Wendy MacLeod; first time director Mark S. Waters (brother of screenwriter Daniel Waters) also adapted the screenplay. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:October 10, 1997

Awards

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Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Parker Posey Special Recognition for Acting 1997 Winner

Crew

Beau Flynn
Producer
Stefan Simchowitz
Producer
Wendy MacLeod
Play Author
Michael Spiller
Cinematographer
Jeff Rona
Songwriter
Rolfe Kent
Composer (Music Score)
Pamela Martin
Editor
Patrick Sherman
Production Designer
Marjorie Chodorov
Production Designer
Andrew Cahn
Art Director
Ron Wechsler
Co-producer
Mary Vernieu
Associate Producer
Scott Silver
Executive Producer
Ann Shea
Set Designer
Debra Echard
Set Designer
Melanie Lewison
Costume Designer
Edi Giguere
Costume Designer
Michael Alperowitz
First Assistant Director
David Sage
First Assistant Director
Mary Vernieu
Casting
Daniel Curet
Makeup
Daniel Curet
Hair Styles
Ken Ginnaty
Boom Operator
Jason Rail
Makeup
Jason Rail
Hair Styles
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