Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has lived and worked on his father's ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando's younger brother Raul (Diego Luna), shows up with his new fiancé, Sonia (Genesis Rodriguez). It seems that Raul's success as an international businessman means the ranch's troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts his father has incurred. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul's business dealings turn out to be less than legit, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico's most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal). Written by Production (Courtesy of Internet Movie Database)
CASA DI MI PADRE is Directed by Matt Piedmont, written by Andrew Steele, Produced by Emilio Diez Barroso, Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Darlene Caamano Loquet, Adam McKay, and Kevin J. Messick. Not understanding that this film would be entirely shot in Spanish I watched without subtitles. I can’t truly say what the entirety of the film is about, yet the film still had some funny moments that I could understand. Also seeing Will Ferrell deliver his lines in Spanish was funny to me as well. Grasping very little of the dialogue I was forced to pay close attention to how lines were delivered and the dramatic action, which tipped me off to what was going on. Shot in an old Hollywood style with large scenes shot on a sound stage I wondered whether the film was made to be a comedy or not. I saw it as a bit of both comedy and action with a forbidden love story wrapped up in the middle. Of course not knowing what they were saying took a lot from my understanding of this film, but for the overall impression of CASA DI MI PADRE it was entertaining enough for me to give it 3 stars.