Gael García Bernal
And now here’s Casa de Mi Padre, an all-Spanish western-comedy where Ferrell plays Armando Álvarez, the oldest son of a once-prominent rancher (the late Pedro Armendáriz). His friends joke that he would rather have sex with a calf than a woman. Seems true, until he falls for his brother Raúl’s (Diego Luna) foxy girlfriend (Génesis Rodríguez). The plot thickens when powerful drug lord Onza (Gael García Bernal) comes to town.
There’s only so far all of this can go, and Casa de Mi Padre goes 84 minutes, or about 80 too long. It, like Elf, Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory, and Semi-Pro, is an extended SNL skit that never made it to 11:30. All of them have one joke, and Casa de Mi Padre’s is that all of the dialogue is in Spanish.
Casa de Mi Padre isn’t for people who can properly translate the title. It’s for those who think seeing Will Ferrell’s hairy butt is worth admission price. It’s not, so here’s a free YouTube clip of the man streaking.
The Making of Casa de Mi Padre (15:43): This is a fairly standard behind-the-scenes featurette, with interviews (with Ferrell, Génesis Rodríguez, Gael García Bernal, and more), on-set footage and clips.
Deleted Scenes (19:43): There are 10 here, most of which are short and don’t add much to the characters or story.
Pedro Armendáriz Final Interview (3:37): This is the last interview with Armendáriz, who died in 2011 at the age of 71.
Also included are Comerciales and the “Fight for Love” Music Video.