Director: Matt Piedmont. Cast: Will Ferrell, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Genesis Rodriguez. 84 min. Rated R. Comedy.
Maybe it's just me, but in the realm of movies, I never find Will Ferrell interesting when he tries to be funny (he's always interesting when he doesn't try to be funny, à la Stranger Than Fiction and Everything Must Go). And maybe that's exactly the problem: you shouldn't try to be funny; rather, you should be innately funny by becoming the victim of circumstance. Anyway, this farcical Mexican soap opera with Tarantino-style humorous violence does have some moments where you might crack a smile. But in general, Ferrell speaking and singing Spanish and all, it just doesn't work.