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

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

Huge Letdown
★★★★
As a huge fan of the all star cast, it pains me to say that I can’t endorse this movie. The narrator thing seemed like a joke, but it lasted the entire movie. I felt like I was listening to a book on tape — Bearcat_215

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