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Ferrell takes on telenovelas in ‘Casa’

Fri., July 20, 2012, midnight

Will Ferrell, portraying Armando Alvarez, in “Casa De Mi Padre.”
Will Ferrell, portraying Armando Alvarez, in “Casa De Mi Padre.”

“Casa de mi Padre”: A goofball Spanish-language parody of the cheesily over-dramatic telenovela form, with Will Ferrell as the dimwitted son of a Mexican rancher, caught up in romance, sibling rivalry, drug-dealing and mystical communion with a talking white mountain lion. (1:24, R for bloody violence, language, and some sexual content and drug use) • • •

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”: British rom-com, heavy on the whimsy, about a fisheries department bureaucrat (Ewan McGregor) and a sparky London marketing whiz (Emily Blunt) thrown together to work on the cockamamie concept of stocking a Yemeni waterway with upstream-swimming fishies from the U.K. (1:52, PG-13 for some violence and sexual content, and brief language) • • •

“The Three Stooges”: Mo, Larry and Curly stumble into a murder plot while trying to save their childhood orphanage. (1:32, PG for slapstick action violence, some rude and suggestive humor including language) • • • 1/2


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