The House (2017)

Comedy • R • Directed by: Andrew Jay Cohen • 88 minutes

After Scott (Will Ferrell) and Kate (Amy Poehler) Johansen 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.

Other films by Andrew Jay Cohen

Viewer reviews

Good silly comedy
★★★★
The Rotten Tomatoes rating is misleading. If you like the main actors, you’ll like this movie. — Paul Sukhu

Disgusting
★★★★
A typical WF movie, just plain dirty, can't watch it with family and teens unless you want the f-word and penis remarks all the time for no reason. — RalfKoch007

Production missed the mark - by miles...
★★★★
Production missed the mark - by miles. Myopic performance and theme. — S1D2

Stupidly funny 😂
★★★★★
Rented this today and really lol. It's a stupid, hilarious and funny flick. I'm surprised it's not got a better rating on tomatoes 🍅. It's a comedy ppl- with Will Farrell DUH. IT'S mindless but good humor. Lmbo especially at the butcher and the fire 🔥. Highly recommend a rental on this 1 for just plain fun 👏 — Gamer holdem

Really
★★★★
This movie had me thinking it was going to be some kind of “The Hangover” but it wasn’t, few jokes worthless. — mua84

Not Great but Funny
★★★★
This is certainly not the best comedy of any year; but it has some funny moments that make it worth watching. A lot of funny acting and ridiculous plot is exactly what you get. Definitely not a great film for this group; but I watched it a couple of times and laughed hard enough to recommend! — majorthomas

The House
★★★★★
Funny moments, but absurd — guitar@l

Just bad
★★★★★
This was definitely not funny. More yawns than laughs. Save your money. — TRJ2

Not great but entraining
★★★★★
Although the movie was ok it was entraining to watch. — Xyuppi

Hilarious!
★★★★★
This movie was funnier than I thought. I don’t get the low reviews. I guess there are way too many people with low self esteem to find anything funny. Sad. — CrAzY_77

One of the best new comedies
★★★★★
Not sure what movie the "reviewers" watched, but this movie is super funny. It is, by no means, family friendly. But, that is part of its charm. It will not win an oscar or any kind of award. But, its on par with Old School or the Hangover. Rent this movie if you want to laugh and don't want to think too hard. It's great! (For those people that panned this movie - what were you expecting? Baby Mama, the Anchorman, Parks & Rec, Saturday Night Live....that's the pedigree of these two stars. So, you should expect that kind of movie. Seriously.) — ILovesMeMusic

Wish I Could Get That Time Back
★★★★
This was the absolute worst Will Ferrel movie in history. — Rose City Til I Die

Preview only
★★★★
Just watch the preview, rest of movie is filler, didn’t laugh once and I love Will. — LURV iMAC

It should have been much better
★★★★★
Talented actors. Bad script. So disappointing. — ghbjnkml

Boring
★★★★★
The movie is a disappointment — Skreview

What I expected
★★★★★
So this movie definately has some funny scenes that make you literally laugh out loud! However it is followed witht the new age cheesieness that they add to movies. I do have to say they recovered it in the end and all in all it was a one or two time watch. — Stix9630

Terrible
★★★★
Just because the actors are usually funny doesn’t mean they are funny when they just spew nonsense together in a movie. — Fufsjircfhh

The “House” that SHOULDN’T have been built.
★★★★★
There were moments of “funny”, but MOST of the movie was lame, predictible, sssslllllllloooooooowwwwwwwww, unemotional(in ALL aspects), and glad I can return it!!!! 😖 — Amazin'Spiderfan

Horrible
★★★★
Don't rent, horrible movie. — lbk23

Don’t waste your money
★★★★
This is a poorly written and acted movie. It’s just not funny. Really, this is what Hollywood is putting out these days? Besides the poor writing and several cliche laugh lines, the F*** word is in most scenes and adds nothing. I guess that’s what professionally paid writers resort to when the script is terrible. Hollywood, you can do better, much better. And viewers, avoid this movie. — DaBoyZ12

Really funny!
★★★★★
Really funny movie. Farrell has a knack for making things super awkward and it’s hilarious. If you liked Daddy’s Home or The Other Guys, you’ll like this one. — Marshallt5

Horrible movie
★★★★
This is an horrible movie starting front the very first second and beyond — Ferrari888889

Are you kidding me?? Loved it!!
★★★★★
What's with all the bad reviews?? It's incredibly hard to find anything funny these days and we just spent the last 90 minutes laughing beginning to end. If you are over 30 and want to laugh, not get bored by an obvious story line - this is your film. Really. — Miaralph

Barely decent
★★★★★
The trailers showed the best scenes in the movie. This is awful, and considering I like Will Ferrell, it saddens me to say that about one of his movies. There were honestly very few scenes that made me laugh. The sideplots just seemed to be thrown in there and had no real bearing on the story, except to push this movie to about 90min. We got it free from RedBox, and I wish we could get our money back. — Jaina33

I was surprised that I like it
★★★★★
this is one of the better Will Ferrell movies in a while. Yes, there are some over the top dumb parts, but I laughed a lot. Watch it — Machacino

Just retire at this point
★★★★
Horrible excuse for comedy — Altavelocidad

Not very good.
★★★★★
Same old thing, boring comedy. — 80's 4 life

What’s Wrong With It?
★★★★★
Loved it. A piece of art. Truely amazing. Laughed till my body ran out of tears to cry. Hilarious. Amy Pohler and Will Ferrell were incredible — soul taker13333

What a stupid movie
★★★★
Don’t waste your time — narekloryan

Must see
★★★★★
Super funny. — Mr. Lannister

bad movie
★★★★
Waste of money, these actors dont need to make one more stupid movie that glorifies adult partying and validates adults who hate their lives. Grow up. — Jarhed13

Absurdly glorious
★★★★★
You just have to enjoy it’s ridiculousness. Some amazing stuff. — butternuts

The Rotten Tomatoes review is accurate
★★★★
The trailer we watched before the movie was better than the movie - and funnier. The movie itself was bizarre and dull. Save your money and watch something else. — Hank Junior

Boring plot but hilarious dialogue
★★★★
It’s not so much about the plot or what is going on but what is said and how the situations bring around the conversations. The movie is hilarious because of verbal exchanges. Other than that it’s a solid funny movie. — LeoTheLion2017

weak
★★★★★
Better buy an other movie, content is boring! — Moby Luna

Funny for a night in
★★★★
Not amazing but funny enough to enjoy! Take it for what it is... silly humor! Made my Tuesday night better ☺️ — txtxtxtxtx

The worst will ferrell movie ever..
★★★★
This is actually the first film review I have ever bothered writing, but felt i needed to, since the film was so bad!!!! I usually love Will Ferrell, even one night at the Roxbury, which the critics trashed, i thought was harilous, but this film really isnt funny!! — Lee (Dubai)

Biggest waste of money in my life
★★★★
Absolutely horrible... It was literally like a drunk person in Vegas wrote the script. There is probably only one or two times I actually laughed through the entire movie. Biggest waste of my time — SpiderPig208

Horrific Waste of Time & Money
★★★★
This one of, if not the worst movie I’ve ever seen. OMG....nothing could help this mess! — Moleman55

Really funny!
★★★★★
Don't watch this if you're looking for an epic film, its meant to be light-hearted and simple and thats exactly what it was. Will Ferrell hilarious as always, the whole cast was great and I found myself laughing out loud a lot lol. — ahradaan91

oh hell no
★★★★
I will never watch anything with Will F. Hate the guy and his work...so stupid. — Stuckinbetween3

How?
★★★★
I’m a fan of Amy & Will but this movie is horrible, how do they screw this up so badly? The story is stupid but that might be forgivable if the movie was actually funny, too bad it’s not. — pholly

Good, but not great.
★★★★★
Seeing how this was the director’s first feature film, I can understand how certain aspects could’ve been missed or overlooked during the project. This film had everything that a great comedy film should have, but it fell short on the deliverance of certain jokes. I think it should’ve been edited a little tighter in some of the comedic scenes to give those quick and funny joke deliveries. I would definitely watch it again, but not a whole lot. — Crapko

Hilarious
★★★★★
I'm one of the few people who seemed to like this movie. This movie made me laugh quite a bit. Will Ferrell just seems to be a very funny comedian and doesn't fail — skaterryan

Not sure how its a 17% Rotten Tomatoes
★★★★★
This movie, was from start to finish, the funniest thing I have seen in a while. My wife and I both laughed through the whole thing. I don't know, maybe I am just a fan of Will Ferrell and Amy Pohler, but it was hysterical. It was short and to the point. It had all the hallmarks of a typical comedy from the typical people, but when we got the kids to Grandma's house and made off to our night out, with popcorn and a dark lit theatre, it was just the fun we needed. Ever hear someone say they laughed so hard they nearly cried? Well, this was the experience at parts. People were clapping at parts of this movie. Do not let the paid reviewers tell you tis is bad. It was great! — Permission To Rock!!!!

The House
★★★★★
I love comedy and this is the best will Ferrell and amy pholer movie so far! I love warner bros. — Amarchena

Remember when Will Ferrell made good movies?
★★★★★
This is probably one of the worst movies ever. The House, really? I'd thought of a better tittle than that. Like Casino Child's Play. Because this is so stupid, I'd think this is the reason why Martin Scorsese had to invent Gangster movies. Casino, GoodFellas, and The Departed. I'd need to get a life, oh wait, I do have one, I've just wasted it. 😵 — South Stark 747

Funniest Movie Ever 🤣
★★★★★
Loved this movie, when I first saw I couldn't stop laughing. Best comedy movie ever — Edelika

Decent
★★★★★
Not as awesome as Baby Driver but still a decent movie to watch. — Mikey Laffey