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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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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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If you can't beat the house, be... The House See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,481,529, 21 August 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$33,281,529, 21 August 2017
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler appeared on Saturday Night Live (1975). See more »

Goofs

There is a running joke throughout the film that Scott is bad at math and has a fear of numbers to the point where he has trouble with basic math and freaks out whenever another character uses numbers. However, in one of the very first scenes while touring Bucknell he tells Alex that you should drink one bottle of water for every bottle of beer and equates a 6 pack of beer to 6 bottles of water. In another scene, Scott mistakes a 401K account for $401,000 which means he can equate the letter "K" to equal thousand and equates 401K to 401,000. He also uses the term "86" in another scene - a term someone who has a fear of numbers, would be less than likely to use. See more »

Quotes

[Scott and Kate hold up their weapons to intimidate a bad driver]
Kate Johansen: Wrong couple to fuck with, pal!
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After the last scene and before the credits start rolling, there is a series of blooper scenes from different cast members. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Book of Henry (2017) See more »

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Kids in the Hood
Written by Danny Dunlap
Performed by The M.O.B. featuring Chali 2na
Courtesy of Beacon Street Studios
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Not the best with Will Ferrell
29 September 2017 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

The first two pages of reviews I read all gave this movie a one star rating. I can get that it is not the best Will Ferrell movie ever but it deserves more than a one star rating. So I'll give it a six just to balance the ratings a bit better. But I'm aware it's not a great movie. And I am a big Will Ferrell fan, as well as for Amy Poehler. So when I saw they both played in this movie I was a bit excited. A bit too over-excited when I saw the final outcome. Besides a couple good laughing moments the rest of the movie is a bit bland. The story is about okay, at least for a comedy, but it clearly lacks some convincing acting. But I don't regret watching it, like some do, I just was expecting better. I guess for watching it once it's okay, just for the couple laughs I had.


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