Casa De Mi Padre Synopsis
Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) and his younger brother Raul (Diego Luna) find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Casa de Mi Padre is at its best (a relative term, mind you) when it's at its silliest and most surreal.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This very funny spoof of telenovelas and classic Mexican westerns is decidedly offbeat and absurdly daffy.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If you take the film on its own terms, as a kind of Elvis movie dipped in guacamole, it's quirkily engrossing. Ferrell is a good straight...
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65

NPR

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The film feels ultimately hollow, perhaps because mocking soap operas is the comic's equivalent of shooting fish tacos in a barrel. In...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Luckily, Ferrell is at his funniest being serious. Casa de Mi Padre, shot in 24 days for $6 million, is really an SNL-ish sketch stretched...
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This Spanish-lingo farce plays very much like an SNL sketch. The only problem is that it packs about as many laughs into its 85 minutes as...
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55

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
For a movie with a comedic premise this simple – essentially: can you believe we made a movie with a premise this simple? – Casa de Mi...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
It's really strange, and it's really subtitled.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a solid short film stretched to Silly Putty thinness.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It's an unfunny Spanish movie that worked best as a two-minute trailer.
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Thumbs Up!

By slapstick_soul
Yeah it's different, but it was certainly entertaining. Will Ferrell was surprisingly believable through his spanish speaking ability and couldn't have played the part better. Props to him! I found...

Some funny parts

By tmeno55
For me, this movie was more like a series of Saturday Night Live sketches. A few were very funny, some not so funny and some very un-funny. The Spanish dialogue with English subtitles was not as...

A few funny parts but pretty unwatchable as a whole

By neves7
The is the first movie I have ever walked out of midway through. Even though there were a few laugh out loud parts, the story and premise was pretty unwatchable. I get that its supposed to look like...

Creativity throughout

By sanchez49
Low budget, no problem. Just attach certain elements to be included in the humor, problem solved. Will Ferrell is a comedian that has refined his craft and delivers within his style, that is his...

GREAT MOVIE ...SHOOT I WAS EVE IN IT!

By Djkirby
GREAT MOVIE, I ENJOY THE WHOLE MOVIE, I KNOW YOU MIGHT REFRAIN BECAUSE IT'S ALL IN SPANISH BUT IT'S FUNNY EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO READ (SUBTITLES) THE MOVIE....

hmmm

By djfingers
It's not a movie for everyone, not even sure for who it is worth seeing. It was interesting, but not funny enough. They definitely made some bold choices, but didn't pull off the movie in the end. ...

HIlarious!!

By abe_breaker
it's sooo funny if you understand the spanish without the translating. It literally had me crying....

LMAO

By young.sav
This movie was so funny. Everyone in the theater was laughing so hard through a huge percentage of the movie.MUST SEEE!!...

If u like Will Ferrell...

By Viperd650r
then you will enjoy this movie, its not over the top and at time they use their small budget to bust jokes and to me it worked. When you hear Will Ferrell you would probably think big budget movie...

Go see this!!!

By cuinns1mama
Will Ferrell is a comic genius!! I love him in anything. Normally I wouldnt see a movie with subtitles but it was slow enough that you could read and not miss anything...

More Info

Rated R | For Language, Drug Use, Bloody Violence and Some Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Violent, crude Spanish Will Ferrell comedy not for everyone.
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