As we’ve mentioned before, a number of American funnymen are having a go at Spanish-language roles. The first to have his hard trabajo showcased to audiences is Will Ferrell, starring in Casa de Mi Padre, a comedy with a cast so awesome it seems implausible.
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).
Check out the trailer and judge for yourself. We at Remezcla are intrigued, if a little baffled. It seems that all the humor in this movie might be one huge meta-joke, every laugh stemming from, “Heh, get it, ’cause he’s not really Mexican.” Here’s hoping there’s something this trailer’s not showing us—we’d hate to see all that potential wasted.