Thursday, April 24, 2008

The House of Yes (1997) R - 3½ Stars

Boy I am not sure to list this as a comedy or a drama. I should make a category called dysfunctional. You've never met a family quit like this one. It's definatly dysfunctionality at it's finest and I don't want to give too much of it away.

Marty Pascal (Josh Hamilton) brings his fiance' Lesly (Tori Spelling), home to meet the family in West Virginia, for Thanksgiving dinner. Marty's family lives in an mansion, his mother (Genevieve Bujold) his younger brother Anthony (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) and Marty's twin sister Jackie O (Parker Posey). Lesly has no idea what sort of insanity she is about to step across the threshold of when she meets the Pascals.

The couple arrives during a hurricane which blows out the electricity, and the stove, for finishing their turkey dinner. After Mrs. Pascal decides to call it a night, Lesly becomes uncomfortable with the way the family is bonding. She decides to call it a night as well. Jackie O is absolutely and clinically insane. She's in love with her twin brother and has been ever since the two use to re-enact the John F. Kennedy assassination at the Ides of March party, when they were much younger. Mrs. Pascal was told by doctors that when the twins were born, Jackie had Marty's penis in her hand. The two share old memories which brings about making new ones as they re-enact the Kennedy assassination again just one last time.

1997 - House of Yes - Sundance Film Festival - Special Recognition for Acting

Miramax Films
Director: Mark S. Waters
Writer: Mark S. Waters
Producers: Beau Flynn, Stefan Simchowitz
I viewed 4/08

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