The House, a new comedy starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as money-strapped parents who open a casino to pay their daughter’s tuition, looks like an actually funny Will Ferrell movie. We haven’t had one of those in about a decade.
This new trailer has a ton of laughs, and quite a bit of salty language, so be careful when you click play:
That severed finger bit near the end had me rolling.
I have been itching for a new funny Will Ferrell movie. I love the guy, but his last run of movies have been pretty awful. I didn’t watch Daddy’s Home, but I tried to make it through that overtly racist one where he went to jail and Kevin Hart helped him be a tough guy. Made it about twenty minutes.
The magic ingredient here might be Poehler, however, who really feels like the perfect goofy partner for Ferrell’s manchild style.
Aside from Ferrell and Poehler, The House looks to have a pretty impressive cast of comedic talent around them, namely the great Jason Mantzoukas from the How Did This Get Made? podcast. It’s directed by Andrew J. Cohen, who wrote both Neighbors films.
The House will be open for business June 30.