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"CASA DE MI PADRE"
(2012) (Will Ferrell, Diego Luna) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Extreme
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: The slightly dim-witted son of a wealthy Mexican rancher must come of age as he battles a local drug lord and his own feelings for his brother's fiancée.
PLOT:
Armando (WILL FERRELL) is the slightly dim-witted, ne'er-do-well son of wealthy rancher, Miguel Ernesto (PEDRO ARMENDARIZ, JR.). He has lived and worked on the Ernesto family ranch in Mexico his whole life and enjoys carefree times of riding horses, drinking beers, and singing around campfires with his two best friends, ranch hands Esteban (EFREN RAMIREZ) and Manuel (ADRIAN MARTINEZ).

But with the ranch in dire financial straits and targeted by a local drug lord named Onza (GAEL GARCIA BERNAL), Armando's younger brother Raul (DIEGO LUNA) returns to help out. He has brought with him his gorgeous fiancée, Sonia (GENESIS RODRIGUEZ), who Armando is instantly smitten with. Little does Armando know, though, that his brother has also become a criminal and Sonia is actually the niece of Onza.

Things come to a head when Raul and Sonia's wedding is interrupted by armed gunmen. With a crooked local lawman named Blancardo (MANUEL URREGO) and an American DEA agent named Parker (NICK OFFERMAN) of no help, Armando must eventually step up and join with Raul to save the ranch, save Sonia, and possibly save the family name.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens -- especially those who speak Spanish -- may have some interest especially if they have grown up on Will Ferrell comedies.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For bloody violence, language, some sexual content, and drug use.


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