Spoofing in Spanish: Ferrell puts twist on his usual cheek
Casa de mi Padre is a cheeky comedy by Will Ferrell and his compadres at Saturday Night Live and the website Funny or Die. And when I say "cheeky," it's what you're thinking second. The movie has more butt-groping than anything this side of the Rio Grande. And the other side.
Ferrell and the entire cast perform entirely in Spanish, and Ferrell sings a song that has already gone viral on YouTube. He sounds perfectly fluent to me, but then, how would I know? The movie is a jolly send-up of horse operas on Telemundo, which I have never seen, but my lack of qualifications isn't fatal because the movie hopes to do crossover business in addition to its obvious target audience.
What possessed Ferrell to make this satire? My guess is, he got straight A's in Spanish and has spent years asking himself how that will further his career. Another possibility: He's made a lot of genre spoofs, and why stop now? Full reviewRead more on: casa de mi Padre