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Scheming on a way to save their father's ranch, the Alvarez brothers find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord.

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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 fiancé, 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 feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal). Written by Production

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Rated R for bloody violence, language, some sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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11 May 2012 (Mexico)  »

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House of My Father  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,287,239 (USA) (16 March 2012)

Gross:

$5,895,238 (USA) (11 May 2012)
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Will Ferrell spent a month learning and speaking Spanish with a dialect coach for his role. See more »

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(at around 6 mins) When Ferrel is hiding behind the rock, the background is a two-part screen and was not lined up straight. However this movie has a lot of deliberate mistakes. A very obvious painted background, not lined up straight, is just one of them. See more »

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Armando: Let him die. He's missing a hand anyway.
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It does what it was meant to do
24 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Casa de mi Padre is not for everyone. There is a very limited audience for this movie, such as Spanish speaking folk, Will Ferrell fans. But the main one I think is the telenovela watching audience.

Casa de mi Padre is meant to poke fun at Mexican telenovelas, and it pretty much succeeded. The exaggerated acting, the exaggerated drama, weddings getting shot up, the hilarious mistakes that telenovelas usually do and the not so great pacing. This movie has it all, and it manages to exaggerate even MORE on top of that. Typical Ferrell style.

The film also has a great Hispanic cast to boot. Diego Luna, Pedro Armendariz, Gael Garcia, Genesis Rodriguez and more. And of course, Will Ferrell speaking Spanish the whole film. He does an excellent job at it.

All in all this movie is hilarious. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and if you liked what you read just now you will most likely enjoy it too.


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