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->''"Jackie and Marty belong to each other. Jackie's hand was holding Marty's penis when they came out the womb."''\\
--'''Mrs. Pascal''' describing her twin children

''The House of Yes'' is a witty BlackComedy about a rather interesting Thanksgiving dinner. It stars Creator/ParkerPosey, Geneviève Bujold, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling, and Freddy Prinze Jr. It was originally a stage play by Wendy [=MacLeod=] that was adapted by Mark Waters.

The Pascal family is a well-to-do, upper class family in UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC. Mrs. Pascal is an austere snob who cares for her family after her husband "mysteriously" left them behind. There is Anthony, the youngest, and the twins: Marty (Hamilton) and Jackie (Posey). Jackie, aka Jackie-O, is spoiled, stuck-up, and [[AxCrazy violently insane]]. She is obsessed with Jackie Onasis and the slaying of JohnFKennedy. She also has [[BrotherSisterIncest major hots for her twin brother, Marty]]. Marty is perhaps the OnlySaneMan in the family. While he and Jackie did have a [[{{Twincest}} romantic relationship]] in the past, he is trying desperately to leave all of that behind and live a normal life. He visits the family during Thanksgiving and brings along a surprise... his fiancée, Leslie (Tori Spelling).

Leslie is a middle class bakery worker from a very humble background so the snobbish Pascal family has trouble accepting her. It doesn't help that Jackie probably wants to kill her. It also doesn't help that Anthony apparently wants to steal her away from his brother. Oh, and there's a hurricane outside, ensuring that everyone stays in the house. In the span of one night, dark secrets are revealed, a loaded gun goes missing, and HilarityEnsues.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Anthony.
* ArcWords: ''You be him... and I'll be her.''
* AristocratsAreEvil
* AxCrazy: Jackie, although she seems to prefer a gun to an ax.
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* BlackWidow: It's very likely that Mrs. Pascal fits this trope.
* BlitheSpirit: Leslie.
* BreakTheCutie: Also happens to Leslie.
* BrickJoke: Jackie laments that she lost her brush and refuses to use a comb for fashion reasons, resulting in a small, bitter tirade. Later, she meets Leslie and [[FreakOut freaks out]], prompting her to make a quick exit by mentioning that she has to find her hair brush. Leslie offers a comb, only for Jackie to [[BerserkButton spazz out worse before running off]].
* BrotherSisterIncest: Yeah, 'lil bit.
* BuildingOfAdventure: The entire movie takes place in the Pascal home.
* ChekhovsGun: In this case... an actual gun.
* DeadBabyComedy: The movie plays light on the death of JFK, murder in general, and other dark themes.
* DeadpanSnarker: Jackie and to a lesser extent, Marty.
* DoubleEntendre: Jackie makes a slew of these about Marty. It's forgivable if no one gets them, all things considered.
* DudeNotFunny: An in-universe example. Jackie once went to a costume party as Jackie Onasis in the pink dress she wore when JFK was assassinated, complete with fake blood. Also, little bits of pasta. Don't forget the bits of pasta she glued on the dress. Because a Jackie Kennedy The Day Of The Assassination costume would not be complete without [[CrossesTheLineTwice little bits of brain]]. This trope was the reaction she got from the rest of the guests at the party.
* EvilLaugh: Jackie's reaction to Marty having a girlfriend is a little unnerving... [[CrowningMomentofFunny and funny]].
* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The movie takes place over the course of one night (and a little bit the following morning).
* FamilyDisunion: One of the more dark examples.
* FishOutOfWater: Leslie
* GoingToTheStore: Mr. Pascal did this to the family.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Creator/ParkerPosey is the definitive "That Gal". We also have [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy's]] husband and [[Series/BeverlyHills90210 Donna]].
** At the beginning, we see an old home video of a young Jackie, played by Posey's ''Film/JosieAndThePussycats'' co-star Rachael Leigh Cook.
* HotBlooded: Jackie again.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Jackie and Marty go back and forth this way a lot. See the Crowning Moments of Funny.
* IfICantHaveYou: The words aren't spoken, but the trope is in full effect.
* INeedToGoIronMyDog: When Jackie meets Leslie and has her EvilLaugh moment, she quickly mentions that she has to comb her hair, setting up the BrickJoke above.
* LargeHam: Jackie, very much so.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl: This is what Leslie means to Marty.
* MinimalistCast: There are only five characters in the whole thing. There are barely even any extras.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Averted. [[spoiler:Mostly. Jackie ends up simply killing Marty and leaves Leslie alive.]]
* NightmareFetishist: Marty and Jackie enjoyed role-playing as JFK and Jackie-O, reenacting the famous assassination of the president as foreplay. Incest while role-playing the JFK assassination with a live gun?... No thanks, Jackie.
* ObfuscatingInsanity: Leslie accuses Jackie of this. Again, see the Crowning Moments of Funny.
* SlobsVersusSnobs
* SpoiledBrat: This is what the title of the movie refers to. Jackie always got her way, so "yes" was always the answer.
* TemptingFate: Marty brings Leslie to Thanksgiving diner despite knowing that Jackie would be there. She had previously shot him when he left home and was more than likely still in love with him. It was never going to go well.
* ThanksgivingDayStory: The movie takes place during Thanksgiving.
* {{Twincest}}: Have you not been paying attention?
* TwistEnding: [[spoiler: Given Jackie's aggressive nature, we assume she initiated the "relationship" with Marty. At the end, a clip is shown from the home video which suggests it was actually Marty who started it.]]
* TheDitz: Leslie.
* UnnamedParent: We actually never learn Mrs. Pascal's first name. The only other name she goes by is "Mom".
* WorkingClassPeopleAreMorons: Leslie could be seen this way, a sweet girl who is a bit lacking in the brains department. Could also be seen as an inversion of this trope, Leslie isn't necessarily stupid so much as being missing the appearance of education and the facade of sophistication and may simply be someone Marty clings to in order to get away from where he came from.
* WhatWereYouThinking: Anthony's reaction when he finds out Marty and Jackie had an affair.
* WhoShotJFK: Jackie got a little confused on this one.
* {{Yandere}}: Jackie as evident by her murderous tendencies and thin facade of sweetness.
* YourCheatingHeart: Two counts. [[spoiler:Marty briefly goes back to Jackie at the end of the night. Leslie sees this and immediately goes upstairs and sleeps with Freddy Prinze Jr.]]
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