Turns out, Will Ferrell had to learn Spanish in order to find his mojo again. After a string of duds, he stars in Casa De Mi Padre, a comedy that casts him as a Mexican rancher on a mission of vengeance. The shift to an unfamiliar language sharpens Ferrell’s focus on what it means to be funny, and his weird physicality is perfect when paired with the graphic violence of an action movie. Padre is less of a typical Ferrell joint like Step Brothers than a sight-gag-laden genre riff like The Naked Gun. (See Movie Times)