July 16th, 2014: Casa De Mi Padre (2012)

Casa De Mi Padre

Cast and Crew:  Adam McKay (Producer); Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Dan Haggerty

What It’s About: Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) will do whatever it takes to save his father’s ranch, including a battle with a drug cartel.

Why Watch it Today?:  Will Ferrell was born on this date in 1967.  Ferrell is a polarizing figure, but it is hard to deny that he is willing to go very far for a laugh…including this oddity, a spoof of Mexican Westerns and telenovelas where he performs in Spanish along with a (mostly) Hispanic cast, including Pedro Armendariz Jr., Diego Luna, and Gael Garcia Bernal.  The best spoofs are functional examples of the genres they are spoofing, and this certainly is an entertaining modern-day Western melodrama.

Other Choices:  We’ve previously featured Ferrell in Anchorman, and Talladega Nights

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