THE PLOT THUS FAR
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.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Casa de mi Padre” tells the story of Armando Alvarez, who has lived and worked his entire life on a ranch owned by his father. Despite Armando’s loyalty and strong work ethic, Senor Alvarez favors his younger son, Raul, who returns home with his fiancée, Sonia. Unbeknownst to his father, Raul has become successful smuggling drugs to Americans. Unbeknownst to Raul, Armando is falling for Sonia. This comes after Armando gives a dramatic speech about his ideal woman, who he has not yet been able to find up until now. It will soon be up to Armando to save his father’s ranch from falling into the hands of a ruthless drug lord.
I was instantaneously impressed with Will Ferrell’s impeccable Spanish. Apparently, the producers only had one month to make him practically fluent, at least in the screenplay, and either Ferrell had prior experience or is a fast-learner. While this is his weakest movie post Old School, this is one of his finest performances. He immerses himself in the character of Armando, and has clearly seen enough of the cheesy telenovelas in question to at least be granted the right do a spoof on them.
The Blu-Ray comes with a commentary, interview, deleted scenes, featurettes, music video and commercials. The A/V Quality is quite superb for what should be a kitschy foreign language comedy. However, the short running time gives the disc enough disc space to kick up the 1080p transfer and DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. It’s quite an amazing release. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
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