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The House - Written Movie Review

Eddie here. Today I'm reviewing the 2017 comedy The House, directed by Andrew J. Cohen (writer of Neighbors 1 & 2) on his directorial debut and stars Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, and Jason Mantzoukas. Scott and Kate Johansen must figure out a way to earn money after their daughter's scholarship falls through. When everything fails, the desperate couple joins forces with their neighbor Frank to start an underground casino in his home. As the cash starts to roll in, Scott and Kate soon learned that they may have bitten off more than they can chew. As expected, this film wasn't good but not the worst I've seen. I did like the whole underground casino concept, which is something different, especially for a comedy. The one thing that stood out the most for me about this film that I didn't see coming at all was how bloody and brutal some scenes were in this movie. I don't think I've ever seen a pure comedy film have so much violence, which is a good thing. I also like the fight club scene they had in the basement between these two ladies. That's pretty much the only things I like about this film. It was watchable and didn't annoy me as much as some comedy films we had this year like Rough Night to name one. I didn't really care for the cast . They didn't annoy me as much compared to some comedies I've seen. I'm not much of a Amy Poehler fan and Will Ferrell is hit-and-miss with me. Don't get me wrong, I like Will Ferrell but I feel like he keeps giving us the same material in every film he stars in. I think he needs to branch out into something different. What's funny is this film is supposed to be an all-out comedy, but that's actually its weakest link. I don't think I laughed once in this film and the comedy felt forced and cheap. The movie also feels absolutely rushed towards the third act while they spent much of the 3/4 of the film building up to something which was very disappointing. Overall, I didn't care for this film but at the same time it's not the worst comedy movie either. It's very forgettable and I'm likely not going to watch this movie again. I'm going to give The House a 4.5/10. What were your thoughts on this movie? Leave me a comment below and I'll see you in the next review.

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