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The House (2017)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 30 June 2017 (USA)
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After the town takes away their daughter's college scholarship, a couple start an illegal casino in their friend's house to make back the money.

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Andrew Jay Cohen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Scott Johansen
Amy Poehler ... Kate Johansen
Jason Mantzoukas ... Frank
Ryan Simpkins ... Alex Johansen
Nick Kroll ... Bob
Allison Tolman ... Dawn
Rob Huebel ... Officer Chandler
Christina Offley ... Davida
Jessie Ennis ... Rachel
Rory Scovel ... Joe
Lennon Parham ... Martha
Cedric Yarbrough ... Reggie
Kyle Kinane ... Garvey
Michaela Watkins ... Raina
Gillian Vigman ... Becky
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Storyline

After the town scholarship program no longer has funding, two parents are left without money to send their daughter to university. Left without any other options, they along with a friend, start an illegal casino in his home to make cash before the summer ends. Written by Emma

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A hilarious high-stakes jackpot! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language throughout, sexual references, drug use, some violence and brief nudity. | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuća sreće See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,724,795, 2 July 2017

Gross USA:

$25,584,504

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,184,504
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nick Kroll and Jason Mantzoukas appeared on Big Mouth (2017). See more »

Goofs

When Scott has trouble recalling the combination to the safe, Kate encourages him by saying that he can remember 4 sequential numbers. When Scott does remember the combination it is 8 numbers plus #. Then the combination punched in to open the safe beeps 7 times, which means only 6 numbers were entered with the # sign. See more »

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Scott Johansen: Eat her fucking face off, Martha!
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Mama Said Knock You Out (Sam Wilkes Remix)
Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton Jr.), Bootsy Collins (as William Collins), Shock-G (as Gregory Jacobs), James McCants, Leroy McCants, Junie Morrison (as Walter Morrison), LL Cool J (as James Todd Smith), Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart) and Marley Marl (as Marlon Williams)
Performed by LL Cool J
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Fun, Simple Will Ferrell Hilarity,
4 August 2017 | by lesleyharris30See all my reviews

The House is a great movie with a well developed plot and a top notch comedic cast. It is a simple frat pack comedy, it does not do anything groundbreaking, only exactly what we would expect, it did not try to raise the standard, and that is fine by me. These type of comedies work, and are widely appealing to today's general age group of moviegoers, we get to watch actors have fun, and as a result of that, so do we.

One thing I would say about it that was underwhelming was when it tried to be meaningful, I have no problem with a movie that may initially seem like a straight up comedy actually having some heart, but it felt very forced and shoe horned in here. Trying to convey the two main characters ambitions to get their daughter in to college simply does not work when a scene five minutes before that showed them getting drunk and struggling to quietly enter their home.

The cast is absolutely hilarious, I have no gripes with each casting, and the chemistry between everyone was phenomenal. Will Ferrell shines as always, clearly going off script on many occasions, his chemistry with Amy Poehler was great, as was she, they seemed very at ease with each other. It was great to finally see Jason Mantzoukas in a main role, he has shined in several other comedies in minor parts, as well as many stellar appearances in Brooklyn Nine Nine, I was delighted to finally see him play a major character, and hope to see more from this special comic in the future. Nick Kroll is also great, playing a very unlikeable character, he continues to surprise me in every role he plays, showcasing furthermore that he is a very versatile comedic actor.

Great fun from beginning to end. Hilarious and with a stellar group of comedians, The House is definitely worth the watch for anybody looking for a good comedy.

Two parents start an illegal casino in their friend's house in order to make enough money to get their daughter to college.

Best Performance: Will Ferrell


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