The House

The House


If you can't beat the house, be the house.

Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell are parents who start an illegal basement casino in this comedy. Directorial debut of Andrew Jay Cohen, co-writer of Bad Neighbours.... More

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Ferrell and Poehler) lose their daughter Alex's college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbour Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.Hide

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  • Poehler and Ferrell have terrific comedy chemistry together and their gleeful transformation from hapless parents into intimidating mob toughs offers some of the funniest moments in the film. Full Review

  • Nothing truly classic happening here in The House, but in a year that has been deathly for worthwhile comedies, this is an easy kill for a dependable number of laughs. Full Review

  • It's not without its charms... But, in the end, there's not enough bring-the-house-down moments to warrant gambling 90 minutes of your time by seeing this. Full Review

  • In the case of “The House,” a crude, slipshod, tonally uneven, once in a while chuckle-worthy farce, you have to look very hard and imagine a great many better jokes — just what the film’s co-writer and director, Andrew Jay Cohen, should have been doing. Full Review

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