Will Farrell in “Casa De Mi Padre.” Photo Credit: NALA Films.
Will Farrell heads the mostly-Hispanic cast as the black-sheep son of a Mexican rancher, who gets involved with drug dealers and romance. This mild comedy spoofs cheesy ’70s films and telenovelas, some of which is genuinely amusing. On the other hand, it helps to have an appreciation of the genres being parodied to appreciate all of the gags. Farrell plays sweet and dumb really well, but the jokes are often quietly witty, instead of laugh-out-loud funny. It’s a cute curiosity that’s entirely in Spanish with subtitles. NOTE: Stay thru the credits for an absurd cameo.
GAY ANGLE: The cast includes Diego Luna & Gael Garcia Bernal, who had a romantic encounter in “Y tu mamá también.”
Jerry Williams reviewed movies for WTVR-TV for 14 years and for Style Weekly for 10 years. When he launched his own website in 1998 at TVJerry.com, he took his reviews to the Internet. Through those hundreds of reviews, Jerry kept his sexual orientation muted. So, he's excited to be adding "gay angles" to his postings for GayRVA.com.
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