The House had its moments and I did laugh, but it was kind of a mess. Will (Ferrell) and Amy (Poehler) have some good chemistry, but I didn't believe them as husband and wife. Their characters were very inconsistent throughout, and then they each adopt weird alter egos. Concerning these two powerhouse comedians, it was hard to care about them or their cause for their daughter. Personally, I cared more about Jason Mantzoukas's character of Frank and his quest to better his life and get his wife back. That was the heart of the movie and since he was the one that thought up the idea of the casino, he was also the brains of the movie. There lies the unbalance. Jason carried the entire movie on his back while Will and Amy were along for the ride.
The daughter character was nice, but under developed and under utilized. Then the writers add public figures like the idiot police officer with a heart of gold, and the jerk city official that is corrupt; then mix in a random crime boss with no connection to either, you're not really sure what's happening, the writing isn't making much sense and therefore you get the mess I alluded to in my opening statement. Like I said, there are some funny parts, and I did laugh, but I wouldn't recommend you go out of your way to see it.