This post about The House movie is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures.
Know any overboard parents? I can’t even say the words “overboard parents” without rolling my eyes, but when I watched the trailer for The House movie (in theaters June 30), I had all these omg flashbacks and realized I was an overboard parent too!
Watch this trailer for The House movie and see if you can find a little bit of yourself in there too… watered down of course. (The conversation about $401,000 made me burst out laughing!)
So the gist of the movie is that after Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.
While I never dabbled in illegal activity, I was in the same boat as The House parents with trying to raise funds, but my overboard parenting days were centered around Chanelle’s high school activities, rather than college. She was involved in everything under the sun: captain of the pom squad, marching band, student council, jazz band, National Honor Society, Key Club, musicals, float building, and more.
She managed to do it all while maintaining excellent grades, so when things would come up where she needed money… how could we say no?
We had no extra money in the family budget, but I was pretty much willing to do anything to help her. I returned everything we’d bought at stores and didn’t need, had monthly garage sales, collected cans and bottles for the deposit money, got the star high school quarterback to sign plastic footballs so we could sell them at the football games to fans, sold chocolate, gift wrap, cookies, cheese, candies and my soul. Well, maybe not my soul… but I kept that option in my back pocket.
Fortunately, I didn’t have to go to the extremes they went to in The House. I guess that’s what makes the movie so funny, and I can’t think of two actors more suited to take on the ridiculousness of the overboard parents in this movie. It’s definitely a summer comedy must-see!
Look for The House movie in theaters June 30th.
The comedy “The House” also stars Nick Kroll (“Vacation,” TV’s “Kroll Show”), Allison Tolman (TV’s “Fargo”), Michaela Watkins (TV’s “Transparent”), Ryan Simpkins (“Arcadia”), Jessie Ennis (TV’s “Veep” and “Better Call Saul”), Rob Huebel (“Horrible Bosses 2,” TV’s “Transparent”), Cedric Yarbrough (TV’s “Reno 911!”) and Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Town,” “The Hurt Locker,” “Arrival”). Rated R.
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