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Casa de mi Padre (2012)

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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.

Director:

Matt Piedmont

Writers:

Andrew Steele, Eva Maria Peters (dubbing dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Armando
Diego Luna ... Raul
Pedro Armendáriz Jr. ... Miguel Ernesto
Genesis Rodriguez ... Sonia
Efren Ramirez ... Esteban
Adrian Martinez ... Manuel
Gael García Bernal ... Onza
Manuel Urrego ... Officer Blancardo
Nick Offerman ... DEA Agent Parker
Jerry Collins Jerry Collins ... DEA Agent #2
Luis Carazo ... Young Miguel Ernesto (as Louis Carazo)
Sandra Echeverría ... Miguel Ernesto's Wife
Elijah Velarde Elijah Velarde ... Young Armando
Alejandro Patiño ... Hector (as Alejandro Patino)
Eduardo Ricard Eduardo Ricard ... Old Friend #1
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Funniest movie you'll ever read.

Genres:

Comedy | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

House of My Father See more »

Filming Locations:

Simi Valley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,287,239, 18 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,895,238, 13 May 2012
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Matt Piedmont met with Javier Bardem about playing the character of The Onza. See more »

Goofs

Sonia is in the water up to most of her chest, cut to Armando, and back to her only wet up to her waist. See more »

Quotes

DEA Agent Parker: Listen you piece of shit. I make one call, and I can get 10 helicopters to come over that hill and turn your ranch into a lit fart.
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At the end of the credits, there's a short commercial featuring Dan Haggerty, promoting Haggerty cigarettes. See more »

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Written by John Herbert Leach and George Fenton
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It is a spoof, nothing serious
4 April 2012 | by inkcrayonSee all my reviews

I am a fan of spoof movies like Mel Brooks, Naked Gun, Loaded Weapon, Airplane 1&2, Top Secret, Hot Shots 1&2, Mafia and Scary Movie 3&4 so I was not phased at all by this movie. Casa de mi padre is a spoof of soap operas, the ones in Latin America in particular, and westerns. The movie does ridiculous stuff such as obvious fake backgrounds, revealing the camera crew in reflections and obviously fake animals in the scenery.

Making Will Ferrell the lead works since he specializes in comedy and is not a native Spanish speaker which makes it funny. He spoke very well, and I understood everything so it was not annoying. He was fortunate to be surrounded by native speakers to coach him and have actors from Mexico that could teach him Mexican slang since Will Ferrell's character is from Mexico.

Gael García Bernal was a total scene stealer. I know him for only his serious roles in Amores Perros and The Motorcycle Diaries so it was odd seeing him be so funny.

Some of the silliness dragged on a bit, and I wanted to fast forward. The joke was delivered, I enjoyed it but please not stretch it out to a whole minute.

This is a spoof and in Spanish and has Will Ferrell. I enjoy all 3 so it was a lot of fun for myself, but I understand why it is limited release.


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