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See Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler Run Illegal Casino in ‘The House’ Trailer

Suburban married couple turns to “life of crime” for daughter’s college tuition in comedy

While many people turn to student loans to afford college tuition, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler‘s characters in the comedy The House choose to open an underground casino to pay for their daughter’s college tuition.

In the clip, suburban married couple Scott (Farrell) and Kate’s (Poehler) daughter Alex (Ryan Simpkins) receives an acceptance letter to college and the couple quickly discovers they don’t have money to cover the tuition. Their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas) proposes they turn the basement into an underground casino to make the cash.

The outlandish scheme includes a nail salon, a strip club room, a club-styled pool area, boxing matches and an 11-year-old DJ. Their “life of crime” prompts Poehler to “feel like a badass bitch.” At the conclusion of the clip, the characters turn to violence when they discover one of their patrons is cheating, ending with the funniest scene in the trailer.

The cast also includes Jeremy Renner, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel and Cedric Yarbrough.

TAndrew J. Cohen makes his directorial debut on The House. Neighbors writers Cohen and Brendan O’Brien cowrote the script.

The House opens on June 30th. 

In This Article: Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell


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