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Caryn James

Will Ferrell Sings, Rides, Says Hola In Casa de Mi Padre

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 16, 2012 8:26 AM
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Over time I’ve come to recognize my reaction to Will Ferrell comedies – they’re funny on first viewing, though not relentlessly laugh-til-you-cry hilarious. But on second or third viewing their cleverness kicks in even more, scene-for-scene, and their humor seems to grow. (That’s especially true of the praying to the Baby Jesus scene in Talladega Nights.) So while there is plenty to laugh at in Casa de Mi Padre, his Spanish-language spoof of bad old Western movies, I suspect its many moving parts will seem even more comic over time.

Will Ferrell Visits Jimmy Kimmel, En (Broken) Espagnol

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 14, 2012 11:24 AM
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Whatever Casa de Mi Padre turns out to be – and it looks promising – Will Ferrell hasn’t fallen into the trap of promoting it with the same familiar answers on every talk show around. He has promoted it with different comic routines on every talk show around. The movie is a spoof of spaghetti Westerns, with the absurdist twist that it is made entirely in Spanish. To promote it on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Ferrell and Kimmel did their whole interview in intentionally mangled Spanish – at least that’s what the subtitles told me.

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