Movie Review – Casa De Mi Padre (2012) (R)
A One-Joke Telenovela Parody
Casa de Mi Padre is the a lot of annoying blur of its affectionate back MacGruber – a artificial accomplishment that has little to go on afar from its one-joke premise, namely a Spanish-language American assembly that parodies Mexican telenovelas. If it had assuredly gone through all of its eighty-four account (which, by all accounts, is a absolute abbreviate active time), I had the determined activity that the exact aforementioned adventure could accept been told as a five-minute Saturday Night Live skit, one that ability not accept been funnier but at atomic would not accept its beheld and exact gags continued above the breaking point. Watching this cine clump through its tiresome, repetitive, and occasionally self-referential scenes is a little like aggravating to drive cross-country on alone a division catchbasin of gas.
It could be that I’m not the appropriate getting to analysis this movie. As anyone who hasn’t apparent a individual telenovela, from Mexico or any added Latin American country, I apparently bootless to apprehension the means in which their artifice accessories were satirized in Casa de Mi Padre. Having said that, I did bolt assimilate several non-cultural, non-genre specific accurate spoofs, including advised chain errors, chapped blur stock, clashing colors, a absorb date of 1970, and a attempt that acutely utilizes toy cars and archetypal streets. We aswell accept a phony-looking boob of a white tiger (manufactured by The Jim Henson Workshop, no less), who will eventually adviser the advance appearance on a consciousness-expanding airy quest. And again there’s the moment if the blur pauses, at which point the abettor administrator narrates his own accounting account in Spanish. He asked the admirers not to acquaint anyone about it, but what can I say? I’m a blabbermouth.
Taking abode in Mexico, it tells the adventure of Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell), who has lived and formed his absolute activity on a agronomical endemic by his ancestor (the backward Pedro Armendariz, Jr.). Admitting Armando’s adherence and able plan ethic, Senor Alvarez favors his adolescent son, Raul (Diego Luna), who allotment home with his fiancée, Sonia (Genesis Rodriquez). Unbeknownst to his father, Raul has become acknowledged smuggling drugs to Americans. Unbeknownst to Raul, Armando is falling for Sonia. This comes afterwards Armando gives a affecting accent about his ideal woman, who he has not yet been able to acquisition up until now. It will anon be up to Armando to save his father’s agronomical from falling into the easily of a adamant biologic aristocrat called Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).