DVD and BluRay: Casa de Mi Padre (15)


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Will Ferrell's latest absurdity is a Mexican-set Western, spoken entirely in Spanish.

In it the shifty-looking comic plays Armando, a humble and not terribly smart rancher who falls for his drug dealer brother's ravishing bride (Genesis Rodriquez) and is forced to act against Gael Garcia Bernal's camp villain. There are no belly laughs in this Mel Brooks-like spoof of telenovelas, but the passionate scene featuring Ferrell (below) and Rodriguez's bottoms is rather unforgettable. Ultimately, it feels like an overlong Two Ronnies sketch.