Casa de mi padre
Casa de mi padre (2012)

Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up with his new fiancée, Sonia… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 17, 2012
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thinly written and not as funny as it needs to be, Casa de mi Padre would have worked better as a fake trailer or short film; stretched to feature length, it wears out its welcome far too quickly.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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

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Dana Stevens

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

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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online

Casa de Mi Padre is an amiable but eventually tiresome Spanish-language goof of telenovelas and floridly melodramatic, moustache-twirling westerns.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Ferrell is an hombre loco. Mi gusta.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Even if you're making a bad movie on purpose, it's still a bad movie.

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Eric D. Snider

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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

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Richard Haridy

Fundamentally, it seems the big joke of Casa de Mi Padre is that it was produced at all, and as a weird Dadaist joke it is indeed satisfying. It's hard, however, to recommend a film that feels like a giant prank.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Not clever. Not funny. Just Will Farrell, as usual.
Phil Hubbs
Yet another Will Ferrell flick but this one has been kinda overlooked or missed completely in all honesty. A spoof of the classic tacky soap opera genre in a… More
Spencer S.
This Spanish language film, parodying Mexican telenovelas and westerns, is infamous for the simple reason that Will Ferrell plays the lead, having known no to… More
Everett Johnson
When an actor takes risks, it can be very rewarding or cringe worthy. Here, Will Ferrell has taken a big risk by playing a Mexican rancher in an all Spanish… More
Melvin White
Armando Alvarez: My woman, Miss Lopez, must love the land as I do. "Funniest movie you'll ever read." Casa de mi Padre is a weird, eccentric,… More
KJ Proulx
During my experience of this, so-called "film," I was wondering where some of the comedy went and why more effort wasn't put into the story. As a… More