All bets are on in this trailer for The House

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Shovelware:
1. Software that is hastily made, without proper testing, and ‘shoveled’ down consumers throats in order to make some quick cash.

2. Software that is preloaded onto a computer, that does nothing but slow down performance and does nothing beneficial, but is added in order to increase price or add appeal into purchasing a computer.

I think definition 1. here works best. I honestly don’t know where the money comes from to constantly produce movies like this new  ‘comedy’ from Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. The House looks like a few writers sat down, hit something hard, wrote down some ideas, threw them into a bucket and boom, you have a new Will Farrell movie. So what’s it about?

After they lose their daughter’s college fund, a couple (Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler) start an illegal casino in their basement to try to earn it back.

Directed by Andrew Jay Cohen, who co-wrote Bad Neighbours with Brendan O’Brien, a movie that wasn’t THAT bad, The House promises to leave your memory the moment your money leaves your pocket. Have a watch of the trailer and see what you think:

 

I always cringe when there are scenes that the writers and director (in this case, both) think are extremely funny and they are as funny as Trevor eating soap. I am pretty sure that it will attract some people, after all The Office Party managed to bring in $114.5 million off a budget of $45 million so, much like the Madea movies, someone watches them.

I really long for a new movie where Will Ferrell shines again. He has made some great comedies but these days misses rather than hits the mark. As for Amy Poehler, I’ve never been a huge fan of her overly slapstick antics. I think that may just be because she hasn’t used them in the right sort of movie. Is this the right sort, I don’t think so.

You can spend your money on The House on 30 June.

Last Updated: February 17, 2017

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