What happens when a normal, suburban parents find out their daughter has gotten into the college of her dreams, only to realize they can’t possibly afford tuition?
They start an illegal, underground casino...in their basement.
This is the plot which sets in motion a chain of events which are both preposterous and hilarious at the same time as you would probably expect if you know anything about movies starring Will Ferrell.
Let’s take a look at some of the need to know facts about the movie.
The House - Underground Casino Quick Facts
Basic Plot Two middle-class parents find they aren’t able to pay for their daughter to attend the college of her dreams. They set out to raise roughly $500k in a few weeks by opening an underground casino (they should’ve taken it online instead). Anyhow, we won’t spoil the outcome but let’s just say what unfolds is reminiscent of the “Hangover” mixed with “Bad Neighbours”.
Scott Johansen - Will Ferrell
Kate Johansen - Amy Poehler
Alex Johansen - Ryan Simpkins
Frank - Jason Mantzoukas
This movie is typical Will Ferrell meaning you will either love it or hate it. It’s full of belly bursting laughs, has a few moments which touch upon the state of the American middle-class today, and don’t expect edge-of-your-seat suspense or unexpected plot twists. It is what you would expect if you have ever seen a comedy starring Ferrell before. Amy Poehler gives a stellar performance and critics widely agree that Jason Mantzoukas steals the show. Without giving too much away, let’s just say there’s an unforgettable scene where he truly shines.
We give this movie a 6/10. It’s no cinematic masterpiece but it’s good for a few laughs and if you go in having watched movies like the Hangover, Bad Neighbours, etc. and thus, knowing what to expect, you won’t be disappointed!