Andrew J. Cohen directs this romp about a mother and father (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) who blow their daughter's college fund and start an illegal casino in their basement to recoup the losses. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi
Director: Andrew Jay Cohen
Cast: Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, Allison Tolman, Rob Huebel, Michaela Watkins
Rated: R for language throughout, sexual references, drug use, some violence and brief
The House is an unfortunate example of how getting an impressive collection of comedic talents together doesn’t guarantee a funny movie. The premise sounds good and it should work but unfortunately the film just never finds its footing with most of the jokes and situations missing the mark. There a few laughs to be had here and there probably birthed out of sheer will by Ferrell and Poehler but it’s not enough to save the film. First time director Andrew Jay Cohen can’t seem to create any sort of energy for the cast which is a shame because it feels like there is a funny movie in there somewhere.