Casa de mi Padre, a 2012 Spanish-language comedy, employs an American comedian who’s primary language is not Spanish – the ever funny Will Ferrell. Ferrell, who does not speak Spanish fluently, has to study extensively to master the romance language.
Set in Mexico, Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) has spent the majority of his life on his father’s ranch, helping with the day-to-day duties and life. His younger brother, Raul (Diego Luna) comes back to ranch, a successful businessman with a beautiful woman on his arm to boot.
Armando, a humble ranch hand, try’s hard to resist his brother’s mate, but can’t help himself as Sonia’s (Génesis Rodríguez) stunning beauty is undeniable. Soon, as Raul’s business starts to involve drug lords, Armando and Sonia must save the ranch from the nasty drug lords, in a most hilariously funny fashion.
Directed by Matt Piedmont, Casa de mi Padre premiered yesterday March 14th 2012 at the Graumans Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, Califorina. The film will premiere on 368 screens starting on the 16th of this month. Ferrell’s main demographic might not be the Hispanic community, but with his all-Spanish dialogue, might have found some more adorning fans to relish in his comedic talents.