Pick a random title Casa de mi Padre

2012 2.3/5 IMDb 5.5/10 (17k) R SuperHD 84 minutes

Will Ferrell stars as a Spanish-speaking cowboy in this comedy about a Mexican clan trying to rescue their ranch from greedy creditors.

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Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Nick Offerman, Efren Ramirez, Adrian Martinez Directed by Matt Piedmont

Westerns, Comedies, Satires


Available since Nov 14, 2012. Queued 35 times from this site.

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As a low-budget independent not necessarily intended for a broad audience, Casa doesn't have to bow to the middle-of-the-road multiplex appeal that handcuffs many SNL-pedigreed films. That works to the film's great benefit.

Ian Buckwalter, The Atlantic, 2012-03-27


I tend to be amused by Ferrell in most circumstances, and the things I like about him - his bizarre sensibilities hidden beneath a mainstream exterior, his unwavering sincerity regardless of his characters' absurdity - are on display here.

Eric D. Snider, Film.com, 2012-03-17


Ferrell is an hombre loco. Mi gusta.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 2012-03-16


Is "Casa de Mi Padre" brilliant or pointless? Indubitably it's both, as Ron Burgundy might put it.

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, 2012-03-15


This very funny spoof of telenovelas and classic Mexican westerns is decidedly offbeat and absurdly daffy.

Claudia Puig, USA Today, 2012-03-15


"Casa de Mi Padre" demands that you not take it seriously, and for the most part that's easy to do.

Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2012-03-15


Ferrell, as he's done in Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, walks undaunted through the amiable absurdity, delivering his not-exactly-mellifluous espanol in earnest flurries, as the dialogue, and the bullets, fly.

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer, 2012-03-15


When you expect it to go in one direction, it goes off in another. Most of the time, that clever element of surprise pays off.

Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic, 2012-03-15


Odd, intermittently amusing but wholly unsatisfying, an oddball experiment that simply doesn't work.

Tom Huddleston, Time Out, 2012-06-06


I regard Casa de Mi Padre as an interesting but failed experiment.

Dana Stevens, Slate, 2012-03-16


A product as cheap, empty and worth of a good beating as a pinata.

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 2012-03-16


For a movie with basically one idea -- spoofing the telenovela -- "Casa" is determined to take it as far as possible.

Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 2012-03-16


Really, Casa de mi Padre is a skit blown up to a feature flick, amusing for a while until its welcome wears out.

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, 2012-03-16


As a full-length feature, "Casa" is simply a funny concept that starts to go stale around the 10-minute mark.

Sara Stewart, New York Post, 2012-03-16


It's perfect for a short clip on FunnyorDie.com. Padded out to feature length, with a bunch of other slight and unmemorable laughs, it wears thin.

Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 2012-03-16


It's really strange, and it's really subtitled.

Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, 2012-03-15


A lot of the film unrolls like wasted opportunities, placeholders between the cheesy musical interludes and ludicrous Peckinpah-esque violence.

Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 2012-03-15


The film feels ultimately hollow, perhaps because mocking soap operas is the comic's equivalent of shooting fish tacos in a barrel.

Andrew Lapin, NPR, 2012-03-15


It's a solid short film stretched to Silly Putty thinness.

Ty Burr, Boston Globe, 2012-03-15


About five minutes of its mercifully short 84 minutes would make a nice sketch on Ferrell's Funny or Die.

Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, 2012-03-15