Okay let’s see: We’ve got underground suburban casinos, bathroom nail salons, closet massages, bedroom strip clubs, 11-year-old DJs, living room girl-on-girl MMA fight clubs, Will Ferrell in Italian women’s sunglasses, Amy Poehler in a cocktail dress wielding a flamethrower, and all-around bad math.
You’ll find that and much more in “The House,” the new film from writer and director Andrew Jay Cohen (“Neighbors”), which follows middle-aged parents using somewhat unconventional methods to cover the cost of their daughter’s college tuition. Here’s the official synopsis:
After Scott and Kate Johansen 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, they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.
“The House” also stars Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Allison Tolman, Michaela Watkins, Ryan Simpkins, Jessie Ennis, Rob Huebel, Cedric Yarbrough and Jeremy Renner, and opens June 30.