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Casa de mi Padre

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Casa de mi Padre
Casa de mi Padre Rating: 52 out of 100 based on 30 reviews.
Cast
Pedro Armendáriz Jr.

Miguel Ernesto
Manuel Urrego

Officer Blancardo
Nick Offerman

DEA Agent Parker
Jerry Collins

DEA Agent #2
Louis Carazo

Young Miguel Ernesto
Sandra Echeverría

Miguel Ernesto's Wife
Elijah Velarde

Young Armando
Eduardo Ricard

Old Friend #1
Production
Director:Matt Piedmont
Producer:Emilio Diez Barroso (producer)
Jessica Elbaum (producer)
Will Ferrell (producer)
Adam McKay (producer)
Kevin J. Messick (producer)
Darlene Caamano Loquet (producer)
D. Scott Lumpkin (executive producer)
Ricardo Palacio (associate producer)
Billy Rovzar (executive producer)
Rudy Scalese (co-producer)
Alex Garcia (executive producer)
Fernando Rovzar (executive producer)
Writer:Andrew Steele
Reviews for Casa de mi Padre
IGN
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the new Will Ferrell all-Spanish language comedy Casa De Mi Padre spoofs everything from spaghetti westerns to telenovelas and grindhouse flicks of the '70s. If Robert Rodriguez ever got stoned and made a Saturday...
Read review13 Mar 2012
Slant Magazine
Casa de Mi Padre is one of those nasty little films that tries very hard to obscure its misogynist and racist premise through satiric social commentary (here, the Mexican drug trade) when the pseudo political critique serves as mere excuse for it to...
Read review13 Mar 2012
7M Pictures
“Casa De Mi Padre” is one of those films that I respected and understood more than I actually enjoyed. After all, I have to applaud any group of filmmakers that get funded to do an untested foreign language property that amounts to nothing more than...
Eric D. Snider
After bracing myself for "Casa de Mi Padre" to be a significant departure for Will Ferrell, and after the deliberately Tarantino-esque opening title sequence had me intrigued about the possibilities of this Spanish-language exercise, I was surprised...
Filmcritic.com
There are good old gags and there are stale old gags. Some stopped working decades ago due to overuse and some never grow old. The Will Ferrell Spanish-language toss-off Casa de mi Padre is full of gags that are neither of these, as well as a couple...
Read review15 Mar 2012
Reviews for Casa de mi Padre
IGN
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the new Will Ferrell all-Spanish language comedy Casa De Mi Padre spoofs everything from spaghetti westerns to telenovelas and grindhouse flicks of the '70s. If Robert Rodriguez ever got stoned and made a Saturday...
Read review13 Mar 2012
Slant Magazine
Casa de Mi Padre is one of those nasty little films that tries very hard to obscure its misogynist and racist premise through satiric social commentary (here, the Mexican drug trade) when the pseudo political critique serves as mere excuse for it to...
Read review13 Mar 2012
7M Pictures
“Casa De Mi Padre” is one of those films that I respected and understood more than I actually enjoyed. After all, I have to applaud any group of filmmakers that get funded to do an untested foreign language property that amounts to nothing more than...
Eric D. Snider
After bracing myself for "Casa de Mi Padre" to be a significant departure for Will Ferrell, and after the deliberately Tarantino-esque opening title sequence had me intrigued about the possibilities of this Spanish-language exercise, I was surprised...
Filmcritic.com
There are good old gags and there are stale old gags. Some stopped working decades ago due to overuse and some never grow old. The Will Ferrell Spanish-language toss-off Casa de mi Padre is full of gags that are neither of these, as well as a couple...
Read review15 Mar 2012
Boxoffice Magazine
If Casa de mi Padre is a stunt, it's a stunt that has the full support of the Mexican film industry, which lent two of its top actors—Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal—to the project. Of course, they both play drug dealers.
Read review16 Mar 2012
Philly.com
WHEN YOU watch Will Ferrell in "Casa De Mi Padre," the word that springs to mind is: Cojones.
Read review15 Mar 2012
Miami Herald
Will Ferrell has starred in some exceedingly odd comedies (Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Land of the Lost), but he’s never made one as flat-out bizarre as Casa de mi Padre. The fact that the entire film is in Spanish, and Ferrell plays a Mexican named...
Read review15 Mar 2012
Reel Views
Whatever Will Ferrell may or may not be, one can never accuse him of lacking balls. The decision to release Casa de Mi Padre, Ferrell's latest starring vehicle, entirely in Spanish with subtitles, will be an acid test as to whether the actor's...
Read review13 Mar 2012
NYDailynews.com
“If it sounds Spanish,” says a nameless narrator at the start of Will Ferrell’s “Casa de mi Padre,” “that’s ’cuz it’s a Spanish movie.”
Read review15 Mar 2012
The Critical Critics
There’s a lot to poke fun at — from bad sets to terrible special effects — and director Matt Piedmont’s Casa de mi Padre exploits those faults for comedy’s sake. However, it’s too dependent on cultural stereotypes and narrative clichés’ — making for...
Read review24 Mar 2012
Reel Film Reviews
It's ultimately impossible not to wonder just what director Matt Piedmont and scripter Andrew Steele initially set out to accomplish with Casa de mi Padre, as the film, which is ostensibly a parody of Spanish-language melodramas, comes off as...
Read review14 Mar 2012
The A.V. Club
Matt Piedmont’s impish telenovela spoof Casa De Mi Padre belongs to a small but endearing subset of genre pastiches like Black Dynamite, Grindhouse, and Hobo With A Shotgun, films that pride themselves on faithfully reproducing the grimy, dated look...
Read review16 Mar 2012
New York Post
Good news for Spanish-speaking Will Ferrell fans who grew up watching telenovelas: “Casa de Mi Padre” is the movie you’ve been waiting for. For anyone else . . . not so much, unless I’m mistaken about the minimal overlap between Ferrell’s...
Read review15 Mar 2012
The Austin Chronicle
“Mexico is the bestico,” declares an incidental Casa de mi Padre character played by Molly Shannon as she raises her glass in a toast. That same tone of nonsensical joviality and dopey enthusiasm pervades the entire venture. Teetering between folly...
Read review16 Mar 2012
Las Vegas Weekly
It’s hard not to think of Napoleon Dynamite while watching Casa de Mi Padre, not only because that movie’s ubiquitous Pedro—Efren Ramirez—co-stars along with Will Ferrell, but also because the humor is similar: It’s that hard-to-explain blend...
Read review14 Mar 2012
CinemaBlend.com
Casa de mi Padre isn't just taking aim at melodrama with its stilted plot, but with a lot of deliberately bad filmmaking and acting, from overdramatic pauses to painted backdrops that shake to moments where the film seems to break and jump ahead a few...
CLIPS
"Casa De Mi Padre" is an uneven, but sometimes hilarious, spoof of old Spanish westerns and telenovelas. Ferrell, sounding fluent in a foreign language, and the entire cast speak Spanish in this captioned movie. But reading the mostly unfunny written...
Entertainment Weekly
Casa de Mi Padre sounds like the ultimate Will Ferrell joke: a bloody Mexican family-revenge melodrama, made in Spanish, with Ferrell in dark sideburns and south-of-the-border cowboy duds as Armando Alvarez, the naive son in a clan of ranchers.
Read review16 Mar 2012
Screen Rant
In Casa de mi Padre Will Ferrell plays Armando, a Mexican rancher who belongs to the wealthy and powerful Alvarez family. Armando’s father, Ernesto (the late great Pedro Armendáriz Jr.), thinks his son is something of a dunce – so it is with...
Read review16 Mar 2012
The Globe And Mail
Let’s keep the review short, if only because the movie should be and isn’t. Really, Casa de mi Padre is a skit blown up to a feature flick, amusing for a while until its welcome wears out. This should come as no surprise, since the principals...
Read review16 Mar 2012
Quickflix
If you’ve ever wished Will Ferrell would make a spoof of Mexican soap operas – mixed with a bit of spaghetti western and performed entirely in the Spanish language – then do I have news for you! Casa de Mi Padre is without a doubt the strangest...
Read review25 Mar 2013
Fan The Fire
To make fun of a genre film, you really have to love the genre. When you watch Blazing Saddles – or Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood – it feels like the filmmakers are ribbing a dear old friend, rather than...
Read review4 Jun 2012
Movies.com
"MCMLXX" reads the Roman date at the bottom of the opening credit title card, right next to "In Color!" Then this film set in 1970 proceeds to trot out large 1980s cell phones and late-model cars. They meant to do that.
Film4
The movie poster for Will Ferrell's latest silly-a-thon proudly exclaims that it's 'the funniest film you'll ever read!' poking fun at both the audience, whom it presumes aren't too keen on subtitles, and itself for using them as a crutch.
Susan Granger Entertainment Commentaries
After spending his entire life on his macho father’s ranch in Mexico, ne’er-do-well Armando Alvarez (Ferrell) isn’t terribly bright. But he suspects that something’s amiss when his smarter, more successful, younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up...
Read review16 Mar 2012
Screen Jabber
“If it sounds Spanish man, that’s what it is – a Spanish movie.” And so opens exactly that – a Spanish movie set in a Mexican-Western setting, starring none other than Will Ferrell. Who for the record, does not actually speak Spanish in his everyday life.
Sacramento News & Review
Two Mexican brothers (Will Ferrell, Diego Luna) struggle to protect their father’s ranch from a ruthless drug kingpin (Gael García Bernal); meanwhile, Ferrell’s dim-bulb Armando finds himself falling for his brother’s voluptuous fiancée...
Read review22 Mar 2012
Time Out London
If you’ve seen the trailer, you know the joke: Will Ferrell speaks Spanish. It’s a perfectly good joke: Ferrell makes for a highly amusing comedy Latino, mangling his vowels, wearing an inch-thick layer of perma-tan and occasionally bursting into song.
Shadows on the Wall
This is such a pastiche that it becomes a parody of a parody. So it's impossible to really get involved in the story or characters. But the plot is genuinely clever, and there's a continual stream of knowing gags that'll keep fans of B-movies chuckling.
Read review18 Apr 2012
Cast
Will Ferrell...Armando
Diego Luna...Raul
Gael García Bernal...Onza
Pedro Armendáriz Jr....Miguel Ernesto
Genesis Rodriguez...Sonia
Efren Ramirez...Esteban
Adrian Martinez...Manuel
Manuel Urrego...Officer Blancardo
Nick Offerman...DEA Agent Parker
Jerry Collins...DEA Agent #2
Louis Carazo...Young Miguel Ernesto
Sandra Echeverría...Miguel Ernesto's Wife
Elijah Velarde...Young Armando
Alejandro Patino...Hector
Eduardo Ricard...Old Friend #1
Mariann Gavelo...Esmeralda
Patricia Guggenheim...Band Member #2
Pedro Lopez...Old Friend #2
James Victor...Old Friend #3
William Marquez...Doctor
Dan Haggerty...Himself
José Luis Rodríguez 'El Puma'...El Puma / Wedding Singer
Eric Leiderman...Band Member #1
Robert Dassie...Band Member #3
Molly Shannon...Sheila
Gayle Sherman...Margarite
Thomas Rosales Jr....Friend George
Armando Guerrero...Father Guizman
Diana Laura...Wedding Planner
Production
Director:Matt Piedmont
Producer:Emilio Diez Barroso (producer)
Jessica Elbaum (producer)
Will Ferrell (producer)
Adam McKay (producer)
Kevin J. Messick (producer)
Darlene Caamano Loquet (producer)
D. Scott Lumpkin (executive producer)
Ricardo Palacio (associate producer)
Billy Rovzar (executive producer)
Rudy Scalese (co-producer)
Alex Garcia (executive producer)
Fernando Rovzar (executive producer)
Writer:Andrew Steele
Composer:Andrew Feltenstein
John Nau
Cinematographer:Ramsey Nickell (director of photography)
Editing:David Trachtenberg
Casting:Allison Jones
Production Design:Kevin Kavanaugh
Art Director:Naaman Marshall (supervising art director)
Set Decorator:Meg Everist
Costume Design:Trayce Gigi Field
Marylou Lim
Makeup:Kristin Arrigo (key hair stylist)
Nicole Artmont (key makeup artist)
Steve Artmont (makeup department head)
Bridget Cook (department head hair stylist)
Production Management:Damien Lubiak (production supervisor)
United States13 Mar 2012
Mexico11 May 2012
Russian Federation17 May 2012
Ireland8 Jun 2012
United Kingdom8 Jun 2012
Sweden25 Jul 2012
Japan14 Jan 2013
Portugal13 Jun 2013
Australia27 Mar 2013
IsraelIsrael12 Sep 2013
France2 Oct 2013
Germany18 Feb 2014