Casa de mi padre
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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 (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Odd, intermittently amusing but wholly unsatisfying, an oddball experiment that simply doesn't work."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"I regard Casa de Mi Padre as an interesting but failed experiment."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"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."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"Unfortunately for Casa de Mi Padre there's a very fine line between smart-stupid and slapdash-stupid."
‑ Kristal Cooper, We Got This Covered
"How many superstars would devote themselves to a project this quixotic? Whether you get the joke that is Casa de Mi Padre or not, you've got to admire Ferrell. Clearly, he isn't only in it for the pesos."
‑ Rick Kisonak, Film Threat
"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
"Ferrell is an hombre loco. Mi gusta."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Unfortunately for Casa de Mi Padre there's a very fine line between smart-stupid and slapdash-stupid."
‑ Billy Tatum, We Got This Covered
"After awhile Casa de mi Padre begins to play as a conceptual exercise rather than a legitimately funny movie in its own right."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"In this bat-crazy Mexican telenovela, replete with flimsy scenery and fake horses, Ferrell's stilted Spanish delivery chimes perfectly with the stilted, soapy dialogue."
‑ Tara Brady, Irish Times
"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,
"A product as cheap, empty and worth of a good beating as a piñata."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"[S]ubtle humor that slips under your radar instead of bashing you over the head is what makes Casa one of the more adventurous comedies in recent years..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Pretty much one long sketch painfully stretched to feature length - Casa de mi Padre would have been better served as a short film series on Ferrell's Funny or Die website."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"A spoof of Mexican Westerns and Latin American telenovelas, Casa de mi padre is a truly bizarre entry in Will Ferrell's filmography - a very broad, Spanish-language comedy that sends up a pair of genres few Anglophone viewers will have encountered."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
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