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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Will Ferrell
Genesis Rodriguez
Gael García Bernal
Diego Luna
Directors
Matt Piedmont
Screenwriters
Andrew Steele
Running Time
85 minutes

Casa De Mi Padre
(Central) American Idiot


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Plot
Mexican cow-wrangler Armando (Ferrell) lives in the shadow of his macho brother, Raul (Luna). But when it’s revealed that Raul is in trouble with a deadly narco (García Bernal), Armando seizes the chance to saddle up and prove his worth.


Verdict
Often inspired but patchy overall, Ferrell's horse opera could have benefited from a sharper, even more out-there script. Grade-A assplay, though.


Reviewed by Nick de Semlyen

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