The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Not all Will Fer­rell flicks are funny. Even the lovable An­chor­man can make a dud as this Span­ish subti­tled spoof of the soapy te­len­ov­e­las and bad west­erns proves. Fer­rell plays the not-so-bright son of a suc­cess­ful Mex­i­can rancher whose favourite son re­turns to take over and to take on an Amer­i­can drug car­tel mov­ing into the area. It seems strange at first to be read­ing sub­ti­tles, but this wasn’t the movie’s down­fall. For the first few min­utes, Fer­rell speak­ing Span­ish is amus­ing, as is the first look at the cheap sets and the de­lib­er­ately bad con­ti­nu­ity. But no mat­ter how good Fer­rell is to look at, he needs a good script and this just isn’t funny. ★✩ Ex­tras: Mak­ing of CasademiPadre fea­turette, Deleted scenes, Fight for Love mu­sic video, three fake TV ads, Pe­dro Armendariz in­ter­view, and the­atri­cal trailer. ★✩

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