A well-executed adaptation of a stage play. Park Posey lights up the screen with a character that is alternately psychotic, sexy, terrifying, and sympathetic. Definitely a performance that justifies her status as an "It" girl during the 90's. Unfortunately, Josh Hamilton is a bit too bland and vanilla to be believable as her character's equal. Though Freddie Prinze Jr. is surprisingly good as an awkward virgin.
It has some of the wittiest lines, I laughed so often...but Tori Spelling's performance and the sentimental, "home-footage" flashbacks gave this movie a serious Lifetime movie vibe. It's got a great screenplay, but it's just kind of cringe-worthy in aesthetic.
One of my all-time faves. The Mark Waters-penned adaptation of Wendy MacLeod's witty play is both funny and devastating. The movie belongs to Posey, of course, and she is nothing short of spectacular. Similarly, everyone else is at the top of their game, and if you have no problems with theatrical films, The House of Yes is the way to go!
A solid mid-90s black comedy. The intriguing plot features great dialogue and Parker Posey at her finest. The transgressive storyline, however, could have benefited from a less Hollywood style production value. The soundtrack too grand for the small setting and intimate story, the acting at times better suited for stage. Despite that, the film is well worth viewing for its character studies and substantive storyline.
Exhibit A for why it's a good idea to challenge your own prejudices in film from time to time---I enjoyed this far more than I ever expected to like a film featuring Tori Spelling AND Freddie Prinze Jr.