Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s The House gets a red band trailer, proving that every summer sees a handful of star-driven R-rated comedy titles sneaking onto the slate to offer a little alternative to the endless barrage of big-budget effects-driven blockbusters. In past years, movies like The Hangover, Wedding Crashers and Knocked Up filled the need for adults to get a few laughs while sending the kids off to see their superhero flicks and talking animal movies, and more than just offering counter-programming, became huge hits in their own right.

This summer a few R-rated comedy titles are vying to be the next Hangover. Snatched, starring Amy Schumer (who had a big summer comedy hit a few years ago with Trainwreck) and Goldie Hawn has already hit theaters to only modest box office returns. Later this summer, Scarlett Johansson will tread on Schumer’s turf when she stars alongside ...

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Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler Bet Big on The House Red Band Trailer