His name is Armando Alvarez, and he doesn’t speak American. In the brand new poster for Will Ferrell’s Spanish-language action comedy, “Casa de mi Padre,” we get nothing else but the face of the comedian’s fiery and passionate character, Armando.
“Casa de mi Padre” is at its core a spoof of the melodramatic telenovelas popular in Latin America. But this isn’t just a simple mockery of the soap operas. Ferrell and his co-stars, including “Y Tu Mama Tambien” stars Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal, go the extra mile: Ferrell’s dialogue, as well as the majority of the film’s, is in Spanish. (There is some English dialogue, as used by comedian Nick Offerman, whose “Parks & Rec” antihero Ron Swanson was just named our favorite TV character of the year.)
In the film, Armando is a loyal worker on his father’s land. When his brother (played by Luna) returns home with new found wealth and a beautiful fiancé, things become complicated. The brother’s business ventures may not be as legitimate as they first seemed, and Armando eventually falls for his potential sister-in-law, played by Genesis Rodriguez. Things come to a head when Armando must face off against a Mexican crime lord (García Bernal).
Check out the poster, and Armando Alvarez himself, in all of its glory by clicking below.
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