Owen Gleiberman
October 24, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The House of Yes

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Genevieve Bujold, Josh Hamilton, Parker Posey, Tori Spelling, Rachael Leigh Cook, Freddie Prinze Jr.
director
Mark S. Waters
genre
Comedy

We gave it a B

Parker Posey, with her camp-aristocratic hauteur, may never have a role that suits her as well as Jackie-O, a demented young woman obsessed with Jackie Kennedy. A kitsch melodrama that dares to make brother-sister incest sexy, the film suggests The Old Dark House reconceived by a Tennessee Williams junkie who is laboring under the notion that Williams’ plays are comedies. B

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