The House of Yes (1997)

THE HOUSE OF YES is a hilarious home-for-the-holidays comedy, about 
four frightful family members knocking around a giant house in the 
suburbs of D.C., in the middle of the night, in the middle of a 
hurricane.  Let's see, there's Sis (Parker Posey), a former mental 
patient who thinks she's Jackie O. and who wants to sleep with her 
older brother (Josh Hamilton), like they used to.  Trouble is that 
Bro has brought his fiancee with him, a sweet-but-stupid waitress 
(Tori Spelling) who attracts the attention of the equally dim-wit-
ted younger brother (Freddie Prinze Jr.).  And, through it all, 
there's Mom (Genevieve Bujold), rolling her eyes at everyone's an-
tics and then leaving the room to go hide the kitchen knives.  No, 
you can't believe a minute of it, but the dialogue is delicious and 
almost all of the performers hit bulls-eyes.  (Only Hamilton is a 
wash.  He brings nothing to his part.)  Written and directed by 
Mark Waters, from the stage play by Wendy MacLeod.  (Rated "R"/85 

Grade: B

Copyright 1997 Michael J. Legeros
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Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: November 9, 1997

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