Director : Andrew Jay Cohen
Starring : Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll and Jeremy Renner
Genre : Comedy
Release Date : June 30, 2017
Awesome-O-Metre : 6.5/10
Revue of THE HOUSE
The House is about Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) whose daughter- Alex (Ryan Simpkins) gets admitted into college. When the scholarship they were counting on doesn’t come through, they decide to open an illegal casino in their neighbour’s house and things kinda spiral out of control.
This movie was released since June 2017 but has only just come to Nigerian cinemas which is quite a shame because it is a real nice film. Maybe I am just biased because Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler are among my favourite SNL alumni. They are both bat crazy and they brought this into this film; I particularly liked how Will’s character went from being average an parent genuinely worried that he may not be able to afford his daughters tuition into a crazy gangster enforcer nicknamed “The Butcher”.
I will admit that this film’s plot is not novel and bears similarities with Seth Rogen’s Neighbour (which was also co-written by this film’s director) and like Neighbours, there were stretches of the film which were drawn with nothing funny going on. I think the funniest part of the film was when Will’s character chopped off the finger of a patron who was suspected of card counting. Another curious thing was Jeremy Renner’s role as the mob boss of the dude who lost his finger because I honestly expected more from him but his role was quite short although I must admit it was funny the way he was dealt with.
Anyways, if you are looking for a good time, this is the film to see because it is quite funny so buy your ticket HERE to go see it in any cinema in Nigeria. Afterwards, feel free to hit me up on Twitter and Facebook. And let me know what you think.
Have a fun day today!