The rich are different; they kill with epigrams. In the Pascal mansion just before Thanksgiving dinner, Mother (Genevieve Bujold) says, "I'm going to go baste the turkey and hide the kitchen knives." When daughter Jackie-O (Parker Posey) is asked what a gun is doing in the house, she shrugs: "Just being gunlike. Gun-esque. Gun-onic."

Mark Waters' The House of Yes, from the Wendy MacLeod play, is a place of infinite possibilities and their fatal consequences. If two isolated children are attracted to each other, they'll satisfy their urge by any means necessary. If a fellow (Freddie Prinze Jr.) wants to have...

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