Casa de mi Padre

Casa1_span-thumbstandard Will Ferrell stars as a Spanish-speaking cowboy in this comedy about a Mexican clan trying to rescue their ranch from greedy creditors. When his brother can't save the day, the simple but noble ranch hand takes on a powerful drug lord.
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In “Casa de Mi Padre," Will Ferrell speaks Spanish, rides horses and gets naked, while Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal rock ’70s duds. Read the review
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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  full review
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,  full review
I regard Casa de Mi Padre as an interesting but failed experiment.
Dana Stevens, Slate  full review
Ferrell is an hombre loco. Mi gusta.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone  full review
A product as cheap, empty and worth of a good beating as a pinata.
Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger  full review
For a movie with basically one idea -- spoofing the telenovela -- "Casa" is determined to take it as far as possible.
Rafer Guzman, Newsday  full review
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  full review
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  full review
It's perfect for a short clip on Padded out to feature length, with a bunch of other slight and unmemorable laughs, it wears thin.
Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post  full review
It's really strange, and it's really subtitled.
Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
Is "Casa de Mi Padre" brilliant or pointless? Indubitably it's both, as Ron Burgundy might put it.
Andrew O'Hehir,  full review
This very funny spoof of telenovelas and classic Mexican westerns is decidedly offbeat and absurdly daffy.
Claudia Puig, USA Today  full review
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  full review
"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  full review
The film feels ultimately hollow, perhaps because mocking soap operas is the comic's equivalent of shooting fish tacos in a barrel.
It's a solid short film stretched to Silly Putty thinness.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe  full review
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  full review
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  full review
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  full review
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 84 min
  • Available From: Nov 15, 2012
  • Queued by: 3030 people
Directed By
Matt Piedmont
Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Génesis Rodríguez, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Nick Offerman, Efren Ramirez, Adrian Martinez

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