Frances Stark recognized the political subtext and artistry in this Spanish-language comedy about Mexican brothers (Will Ferrell and Diego Luna) caught in a telenovela-style plot that includes a nefarious drug kingpin (Gael García Bernal). Humor ensues.
The actor Will Ferrell, director Matt Piedmont, writer Andrew Steele, and producer Jessica Elbaum join Frances Stark for a post-screening conversation about the distinctly unfunny consequences of America’s appetite for drugs, including drug-related violence in Mexico. (2012, Dir. Matt Piedmont, 84 min.)
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