The House

Trailer for The House starring Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler and Jason Mantzoukas.

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy 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 neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in the basement of his house.Andrew Jay Cohen makes his feature film directorial debut with The House, from a script he wrote with Brendan O’Brien, his writing partner on the hit comedies and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Nathan Kahane and Joseph Drake are producing, along with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jessica Elbaum, Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien. The executive producers are Spencer Wong, Chris Henchy, and Marc S. Fischer.

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The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Jas Shelton (Keanu, ), production designer Clayton Hartley ( , We’re the Millers), editor Evan Henke ( ) and costume designer Christopher Oroza (Hollywood Adventures).The House actually looks like a pretty good movie. I love Will Ferrell and it is good to see him return to this type of role.

Being a parent I can relate to how absurdly expensive college is and I can imagine parents have to go to certain lengths just to try and afford the ridiculous payments. I do not think I would resort to something like an underground gambling ring, but this just shows how crazy college has become and what it can make sane people do.

There looks to be tons of situational comedy here and with the trio of Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler & Jason Mantzoukas you can be sure that the jokes will be there too. All in all, this trailer has me looking forward to this film. It is refreshing to see a unique comedy storyline that looks like it delivers. We could all use a good laugh!
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