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Casa de mi Padre 2012

3.3 out of 5 stars (65) IMDb 5.5/10

Armando Alvarez has lived and worked on his father's ranch his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul, a successful international businessman, pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred.

Starring:
Will Ferrell, Diego Luna
Runtime:
1 hour, 24 minutes

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Ferrell plays a sweethearted by bumbling rancher down in Mexico whose family gets wrapped up in the drug trade with a powerful lord called El Onza. After an attack during a wedding, it's up to this unlikely hero to avenge his family's honour. Wackiness of a very certain type ensues....

More of a niche comedy than broad ha-ha-fest, 'Casa de mi Padre' relishes in the melodrama and cheese of over-the-top Hispanic soap operas. Yes, its story is rather thin, its dialogue woeful & bloated, and its presentation oversaturated, but that's how a lot of these shows actually are, and for that, it's a fitting and joyous pastiche. It's all here: over the top performances, continuity errors, overblown music, redundant slow motion, tacky production values. If you know these shows, it's right here, and it's a delight to see lampooned!

Of course, these ties mean the film does limit its potential audience, as most not initiated will not find much outside of these jabs at the tropes. However, not every film is designed for broad appeal, and for those who spent many an afternoon following these sorts of ludicrous and passionate love stories, 'Casa' should feel very familiar, and very rewarding. Hasta luego, amigitos!
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Despite the negative reviews I took a chance, subtitles don't put me off and I'm a big Ferrel fan. I will openly admit you're not going to be laughing out loud for much of this film but I really enjoyed its rediculous nature. Not sure how previous reviewers didn't appreciate the production values were meant to be low and that this is a parody of bad film. Give it a go you may well enjoy it as much as me and some of the other reviewers.
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It wasn't at all what I'd expected, but once I got over the surprise/realisation that I'd have to continue reading subtitles throughout the film - I LOVED IT! I mean, Will Ferrell as a native Spanish-speaking ranchero - what's not to love?
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By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 6 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
First the disclaimer: I love Will Farrell films. I hate the scenes that have Will Farrell in them.

This movie is a spoof of Mexican films. It involves drug dealers, ranchers, and a girl. The plot is immaterial. The fun aspect of the film is the fake sets, fake animals, fake special effects, bad editing and bad acting. This is all done by design. It would have been more realistic if we saw a boom mic lowered into the shot every now and then with a director yelling.

Because I didn't have to listen to Will Farrell in English, for some reason his lines were funnier and I was able to tolerate him. Make no mistake, this is a film for bad movie lovers. If you don't love bad movies, i.e. not a fan of MST 3000 don't bother with this film. Great film for Asylum lovers.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex? rear nudity. Only 4 stars. It still had Will Farrell in it.
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Not what I expected. This is an underrated film from Will Ferrell - it's both surreal and entertaining from the overtly fake imagery/props to the subtle jokes spread throughout, so I think if you are looking for a smart comedy and enjoy parodies, then give this a go.
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Whoever decided it was hilarious must be easily pleased. I think Will Ferrell is great, this film is a good idea and there were some laugh out loud moments but it's not his best. Worth watching though. 3/5
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A brilliant and funny homage to the low budget Mexican films which it parodies and full of very clever references to the cinematography of these films. To fully appreciate it you need to watch a couple of hundred hours of Mexican cinema...and have a good working knowledge of how films are shot. Full marks to Will Ferrell for taking a big risk with this one...
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I'm a big Will Ferrell fan but in no means do i compare this to his other films as it's completely different. Casa De Mi Padre is a spoof of telenovelas and classic Mexican westerns and is not supposed to be taken seriously. Great film but I would say avoid if you don't like subtitled films.
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