The House of Yes

Movie review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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age 17+

Incest is the core of dysfunctional family dramedy.

R 1997 85 minutes

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age 18+
This is not a movie that anyone should watch, especially not kids!

This title has:

Too much sex
age 14+

More like "House of Nooooo...."

I had to read Wendy MacLeod's play for my English class, and was thoroughly intrigued by it, if not just because of the rapid fire dialogue and how the characters seemingly switched topics every few seconds. But the play version came off as witty, if disturbing without really addressing the incestual relationship in depth (which I guess is kinda good because saying the word makes me shiver). But the movie feels JUST like a play except for some inspired opening and closing scenes, which I wish director Mark Waters had given that sort of attention to style to the other scenes. You already have strong source, now add some pizzaz to it! Nobody really did anything for me except Parker Posey, who speaks sort of like a psychotic robot in how she acts and talks, trying to feign normalcy to keep from scaring away her twin and his fiancee, but the tagline of this film should be: "you can't fix crazy!" See it if you like the play or you liked seeing Posey in Christopher Guest's films and you want to see more of what she can do. If both of those things disinterest you, skip this entirely.

This title has:

Too much sex

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