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Casa de mi Padre

Casa de mi Padre (My Father's House) stars Will Ferrell. It is a Spanish language film with English subtitles. It is done is the style of the overly dramatic telenovelas. Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived on his father's ranch in Mexico his whole life. His father's ranch is in debt. Armando's brother Raul comes home with his fiancee and says he will pay off the debt. But Raul's income is from drug dealings. Armando falls for Raul's woman. A war between Raul and Mexico's most feared drug lord, Onza ensues.

The story is ok but the spoof of telenovelas is what kept me watching this movie. The mountain lion is made of paper mache and looks that way on purpose. When Armando and Sonia are riding horses they show real horses and then the next shot is of them on obviously fake horses. The part I liked best was when they drove into town and parked their car. The film showed a match box car driving on a cardboard cutout of a town. When you watch this movie don't expect high grade CGI, this is a spoof movie of overly dramatic telenovelas. Just go with it and let it roll.

 

 

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Casa de mi Padre
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Casa de mi Padre

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Casa de mi Padre (My Father's House) stars Will Ferrell. It is a Spanish language film with English subtitles. It is done is the style of the overly dramatic telenovelas. Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived on his father's ranch in Mexico his whole life. His father's ranch is in debt. Armando's brother Raul comes home with his fiancee and says he will pay off the debt. But Raul's income is from drug dealings. Armando falls for Raul's woman. A war between Raul and Mexico's most feared drug lord, Onza ensues.

The story is ok but the spoof of telenovelas is what kept me watching this movie. The mountain lion is made of paper mache and looks that way on purpose. When Armando and Sonia are riding horses they show real horses and then the next shot is of them on obviously fake horses. The part I liked best was when they drove into town and parked their car. The film showed a match box car driving on a cardboard cutout of a town. When you watch this movie don't expect high grade CGI, this is a spoof movie of overly dramatic telenovelas. Just go with it and let it roll.

 

 

Movie

Casa de mi Padre
10726183

Posted by Gary Green at 07/27/2012 02:08:09 PM