Parents' Guide to

The House of Yes

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Incest is the core of dysfunctional family dramedy.

Movie R 1997 85 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

DARK comedy

Not a "family" movie. But the quirky characters are acted very well
age 18+

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

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The greatest strength of THE HOUSE OF YES is the acting, with entertaining turns from all the principal cast members (yes, even Tori Spelling). Unfortunately, the screenplay adaptation from a play makes it hard to fully engage with the characters. A lot of dialogue has a play-like feel, as though it was lifted verbatim, and in a film this comes across as stilted and unrealistic despite the actors' talent. Couple that with a distasteful central theme that's not really explored in depth and seems to be there mostly to titillate, and this film doesn't add up to being worth your time.

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