Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Casa de mi Padre (2012)

I cannot even begin to describe this brilliantly funny movie that stars Will Ferrell.  How twisted is this movie whose dialogue is entirely in Spanish -- including Ferrell who speaks Spanish the entire time so I was stuck watching the goofball with English subtitles.  The props?  The mountains are fake, the lagoon shot inside a studio, most driving scenes with a screen projecting moving landscape, all interleaved with real shot on site sequences.  What is funny is the way the director pokes fun at the whole process of integrating fake scene shots with real scene shots non-seamlessly, on purpose of course.  The fake white lion (or some kind of cat) is awesome.  Robert Rodriguez meets bad SNL sketch equal pure fun!

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