It’s either gonna be really funny, or really awkward. Or maybe somewhere in-between? Honestly, I can’t tell from the trailers that have been released so far, including this new theatrical trailer. The only time I ever really chuckled was when the American lawman asked Will Ferrell’s Mexican character if he “speaks American”, and Ferrell says No. I thought that was worth a chuckle. The rest? I dunno. What about you?
Armando Alvarez has lived and worked on his father’s ranch in Mexico his entire life. As the ranch encounters financial difficulties, Armando’s younger brother Raul, shows up with his new fiancee, Sonia. It seems that Raul’s success as an international businessman means the ranch’s troubles are over as he pledges to settle all debts. But when Armando falls for Sonia, and Raul’s business dealings turn out to be criminal, all hell breaks loose as they find themselves in a war with Mexico’s most feared drug lord, the mighty Onza.
Starring Will Ferrell, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez, Efren Ramirez and directed by Matt Piedmont.
Learn to speak American March 16th, 2012.