Release Date:July 17,2012
Let me start this review off by saying "I love Will Ferrell movies." Will Ferrell movies are my guilty pleasure (and sometimes not so guilty pleasure - because, let's face it - a lot of them are awesome!). So, it is with a heavy-heart, brought on by a lack of laughter, that I must say - I did not like Casa De Me Padre. The movie fails on many levels. The first is that the majority of jokes fall completely flat in any language. The second is that it is apparently a send up of telanovellas -the problem is, unless you are really familiar with all the cliches and nuances of a telanovella, most of the film will just make you think "What are they making fun of here?" Ferrell tries admirably to bring his shtick to another language, but no amount of intentional mispronunciations are mugging can save this film. You know the film is in trouble when the majority of its funny moments are completely related to what is going on in the background (or in a few cases - the background itself). Pass on Casa De Mi Padre and hope that The Candidate (coming to theaters in August) will return Ferrell to the top of his game!
From the gringos that brought you Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy comes the slapstick, action comedy, Casa De Mi Padre, arriving on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, Digital Download and On Demand on July 17, 2012. Producer and star Will Ferrell along with director Matt Piedmont takes audiences on a memorable, wild (west) ride.
Armando Alvarez has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. When the ranch begins to struggle with its finances, Armando's younger brother Raul (Luna) comes to the rescue and brings his beautiful fiancée, Sonia (Rodriguez). Raul is a successful international businessman, who shows promise for helping save the ranch; but when Armando falls for Sonia and Raul's business dealings turn out to be shady, the Alvarez family finds themselves in a full-out war with each other and with Mexico's most feared drug lord, Onza (Bernal). The film is written by Andrew Steele and directed by Matt Piedmont.
Will Ferrell plays a simple Mexican who is proud to work on his father’s ranch. But when the ranch is threatened by a dangerous drug lord, played by Gael García Bernal (A Little Bit of Heaven, Babel), he must protect what he cares for the most. The film also stars Diego Luna (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights), Genesis Rodriguez (Man on a Ledge), Efren Ramirez (Crank 2, HBO’s “Eastbound and Down”), Adrian Martinez (Kick- Ass) with Pedro Armendáriz Jr. (Once Upon a Time in Mexico) and Nick Offerman (TV’s “Parks and Recreation”). The Blu-ray Disc and DVD special features include a “making of” featurette, deleted scenes, “Fight for Love” music video, commerciales and audio commentary with director Matt Piedmont, writer/producer Andrew Steele and star Will Ferrell.
BLU-RAY & DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
• "Making of" featurette
• Deleted Scenes
• "Fight for Love" Music Video- Original song performed by Will Ferrell and Genesis Rodriguez
• Commerciales- 4 different faux commercials starring Will Ferrell, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez, Efren Ramirez and Nick Offerman
• Pedro Armendáriz Jr. Final Interview
• Audio commentary by Director Matt Piedmont, Writer/Producer Andrew Steele and Star of the Film Will Ferrell