The House Movie with Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler
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Have you seen the commercials for The House? This looks like a date night movie, and it cracked me up to learn the the storyline of this film is that parents Scott and Kate have went to extreme measures to earn back their daughter’s college fund. Oh the things that we do for our kids, right?
I have to laugh when I think about the extreme measures that parents go to for their kids. Crazy kicks in and we go into overdrive trying to make their dreams come true, and it’s all done out of love. I was recently reminded of this type of crazy love when I was up until 2am making my son’s birthday cake. When my kids were babies, I started the tradition of making them handmade birthday party invitations and homemade decorated birthday cakes. It became our special tradition, or shall I say… my personal obsession!
Each year they request more challenging themes and each year I go above and beyond to make their birthday party dreams come true. Isn’t that crazy? Yes!! But you know what, I love it. I have to remind myself that I love it when I’m covered in cake mix trying to perfect the face of the latest Disney character on a cake, but it’s true. I love it. And so do they and as unnecessary as it is, it’s something I cherish (and dread, and complain about and stress over…) every single birthday. Parenting is so much fun!!
My kids aren’t near college age, but I can only imagine that my efforts will go above and beyond when they reach that age. I laughed so hard at The House trailer, these parents are so determined to not let their baby girl down!
About The House
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.
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”).
On June 30th, this house is open for business!
This film isn’t for kids, which means it’s a great excuse for mom and dad to sneak off for a date night! Make sure to enter this awesome giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Visa
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The House hits theaters on June 30th!!
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I have not done anything crazy or unusual. I have done fundraisers for school.
My kids wanted to go to a Space camp, but I did not have any money to send them. So I got a job standing out in front of a business handing out sales pamphlets and it was hard work and very cold outside! But, I made enough money to send my kids to camp!
I have never done anything crazy to raise money that I can think of but I know planty of people have. This movie looks funny!
I worked retail jobs to earn money.
We have a limit on yard sales in our town. We were trying to get rid of some stuff and make some extra money for vacation so we had our limit of two and then went to my grandmother’s house and finished there. We got rid of almost everything and some of her stuff for her too!
I worked 3 part time jobs in college to make ends meet. It was so exhausting.
I got a part time job on top of my full time job to earn extra money.
I sold everything around the house to get some money
I played poker to earn money.
I play the slot machines and sometimes I get pretty lucky!
I worked three jobs. It was rough but it was necessary.
I took a part-time job as a childrens’ museum dinosaur exhibit “tour guide”.
I’ve done a lot of online surveys and things like that to earn money. Which is crazy to me because they it can take 30 minutes to find one you qualify for ten they only pay you 25 cents.
I’m too ordinary. I haven’t done anything crazy or creative to earn money.
When my girls were young and taking all sorts of dance and tumbling classes, I worked cleaning the dance/tumbling studio. I didn’t get paid, exactly, but it was a barter system where the money I “earned” was taken off my kids’ tuition. It really helped me be able to afford all the classes they wanted to take.
I was working a full time job and got a part time job at ROSS. I thought it was for extra money but i just ended up spending that pay check on clothes and toys for me and my son!
When I was in school like middle school and high school we would buy these jolly rancher suckers at Walmart and then sell them to kids at school for $1/sucker and make like $15 from a bag of suckers! We used the money to go see NSync.
I would get up ear;y and go to garage sales to buy items, clean/fix them and sell them on Ebay.
When I was a kid, I sold hot dogs out of my yard
My daughter and I went through our house to collect many items we didn’t need and sold them at a flea market. We used the extra money to pay for a lot of things she would need for her first year at college.
I’m not sure it’s too crazy, but I often sell things on ebay or craigslist when we don’t need them any longer.
When eBay first came out I walked to about every international magazine store in NYC daily to get mags to sell.
I took care of a car wash as a teen and had to dip out the ‘pits’ with a shovel. Needless to say it was next door to a Sale Barn with lots of Stock Trailers that used the Car Wash!!! Yuck.
Nothing too crazy – I did make things in Junior High school to sell to my classmates.
When we were kids, we’d have “fairs” in the back yard and charge admission – a nickel!
As a kid- I would set up a store with stuff from our kitchen and my parents would buy back their own groceries.