Casa de mi Padre


Will Ferrell has been involved in a great many silly movies of the years, but this one takes the cake!

I still can’t believe this even exists: a feature length Spanish-language telenovela/narco-drama/burrito-Western sendup starring the former SNL star as a simple-minded, cowardly Mexican ranchero who eventually grows a pair, kills a whole buncha motherfuckers and gets the girl!

Intentionally tacky and melodramatic, with a lot of fake-looking sets, props and special effects, but also some genuinely effective action setpieces (and musical numbers, too!), “Casa de mi Padre” co-stars “Y Tu Mamá También” co-stars Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna as ridiculously macho warring drug lords, plus Genesis Rodriguez as the femme fatale around which most of the story revolves.

But ultimately, it’s all about watching Will Ferrell hilariously attempt to play it straight as Armando Alvarez – even when he’s acting opposite a magical white mountain lion!