There have been some great comedies from both Will Ferrell (Daddy’s Home) and Amy Poehler (Sisters). However, the film that brings them together didn’t provide the same laughs as their successors. Both Ferrell and Poehler are two of the funniest actors in the biz right now but that doesn’t make them bullet proof when it comes to their work. Every person has the potential of having a hit or miss. Sadly, The House is one of those misses as it provided mediocre comedy that even some of the actors themselves knew wasn’t up to par with their potential.
Its time to close the year of 2015 with the fight to end all fights. Not one MMA fight this year comes in comparison to the epic battle between Dad and Step-Dad. Its Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) vs. Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) as they fight for the affection of Sara (Linda Cardellini) and her two adorable but self aware kids Megan and Dylan played by Scarlett Estevez and Owen Vaccaro respectively.
My initial reaction to the trailer and the movie was very low. I didn’t expect much from this movie. I saw this on Christmas Day and with most people seeing Star Wars, there was actually a big crowd for this movie. Turns out the movie was better than I thought. I pretty much laughed throughout the whole thing. The beginning I was a little worried. Once Mark’s character came into the movie and did their scenes together that’s when it got better.