“From the Gringos who brought you Anchorman” is a great tagline for this Will Ferrell movie, Casa de mi Padre. Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Genesis Rodriguez join Will Ferrell in this obvious comedy that may in fact be in Spanish. Andrew Steele (Saturday Night Live, Funny or Die) wrote the screenplay and Matt Piedmont makes his film directorial debut.
“Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch faces financial strains, Armando’s younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) shows up with his new fiancee, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez) and pledges to settle all his father’s debts. It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over, but when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be less than legit, the Alvarez family finds themselves in a full-out war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).”
Casa de mi Padre is in theatres March 16, 2012.