"Were you poor' Did you eat chicken pot pie'" JackieO (Parker Posey)
"I watch soap operas. I bake brownies. Normalcy is pulsing through my veins." JackieO
New York Times - 10/10/1997
"...A one-of-a-kind movie..."
Entertainment Weekly - 10/17/1997
"...Parker Posey may never have a role that suits her as perfectly...Exuberantly whacked..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 10/17/1997
"...Few actresses can smolder from beneath the lowered brow more dramatically than Parker Posey..."
Sweet young Marty brings his ingenuous doughnut-shop waitress girlfriend, Lesly, home to meet his family at their opulent Washington D.C. mansion. But the Turkey Day goings-on are considerably less than wholesome, as Lesly discovers the moment she meets Marty's decidedly dysfunctional family, including his asylum-reject twin sister, Jackie-O, whose hobbies include incest and reenacting the JFK assassination with prop blood and her brother as victim. Though a smash at the predominantly independent Sundance Film Festival, this effort was bankrolled by Spelling's sitcom magnate dad, Aaron. Based on the eponymous stage play by Wendy MacLeod.
Family Interaction |
Mental Illness |
Stage Play |
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