Friday, May 11, 2012
Casa De Mi Padre (Limited Release Date: 3-15-2012)
Through silly plot mechanics, purposely terrible effects, and a few musical numbers that work out waaay better than anyone could have possibly expected, Casa emerges as a highlight of Ferrell's canon. His mexican accent is almost too spot-on to believe, rattling off complicated, lengthy tirades as though spanish was his first language. The, 'Look at this popular actor speak Spanish,' joke never really wears thin because he's just so damn good at it, playing the language straight, as opposed to purposely mucking it up, a la Your Highness. That joke (and its parent movie) got tired quickly because it wreaked of laziness. Casa, on the other hand, surges with goofball energy, prying big laughs out of mechanical white tigers, outrageous violence, and uproarious anti-American sentiment. Like I said, if Ferrell just generally isn't your bag, this one won't sway you, but I honestly can't even envision a better movie arriving out of this concept, and this star.
Grade (Against Any Old Movie): B+
Grade (For What It Was Trying To Be): A+