‘The House’ fails to be a big player
On paper, the teaming of Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in a comedy about parents who open an underground casino to pay for their daughter’s college tuition sounds like a sure thing. But, in reality, almost nothing about “The House” (2017, Warner, R, $28) hits the comic jackpot.
The situations are ridiculous, the plot twists predictable, and, most surprisingly, Ferrell and Poehler are unable to generate more than a single giggle or two. In fact, “The House” is so misguided, you’ll wind up feeling sorry for the cast members forced to go through the motions of such a bad bet of a comedy. On Amazon, Google, iTunes and Vudu
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