Will Ferrell deadpans his performance in a semi sendup of Spanish telenovelas (yes, it’s in Spanish), and his unwinking commitment to the role makes all the surrounding silliness enjoyable. It’s all there: florid themes, cheap production values, goofy technique, hack dialogue, and awesome ranchero ballads. The weakest stuff is the spoofiest — better is Gael García Bernal as a prissy drug lord who works hard to keep his white leather jaguar boots undusty. 2012.

2.0 stars

— Matt Lickona

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Comments

K. Mennem March 28, 2012 @ 3 p.m.

If you go expecting a Saturday Night Live type movie you will love it. If you go expecting a real movie you may be disappointed.

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