There are a couple of comedies opening this weekend besides Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum‘s 21 Jump StreetWill Ferrell returns to the big screen with the Telenovela-satire Casa De Mi Padre, where he gives a Spanish-language performance alongside two very charming and well-known Mexican actors, Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna.; elsewhere, the Duplass Brothers return with Jeff, Who Lives At Home, starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms and Susan Sarandon. We’ve garnered a a roundup of critical responses to help you decide which comedy is right for you.

(Note, 21 Jump Street is not discussed below, but feel free to read our review!)

The Good:

Casa De Mi Padre


There’s something deliciously fun about watching the Mexican actors [Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna] in the cast spoof their own cinematic history… Fans of that Alfonso Cuarón classic will have a great time watching the boys (now all grown up) once again trading sparks – this time with a note of hilarity – as the two warring drug dealers.

Jeff, Who Lives At Home


Everything [Susan] Sarandon does here feels believable and natural — that’s in addition to the fact that she looks lovely, like a woman who’s happy to be living in her own skin instead of trying to shape it into a mask. She’s the kind of actress who can do a lot with a little…

The So-So:

Casa De Mi Padre


Initially Ferrell’s work is amusing but after one scene, it’s just accepted.

Jeff, Who Lives At Home


Jeff is an odd movie. Many of the characters go to work, but none of them do any actual work…None of the characters seem to know how to talk to each other. Though everything wraps up in the end, the film feels incomplete.

The Ugly:

Casa De Mi Padre


I found this movie confusing at times, in understanding whether it was meant to be homage or parody — often it strangely seems a little too serious but then also contains rather surreal scenes…Casa de mi Padre contains so much deliberate discontinuity that I had to force myself to ignore the random distractions.

Jeff, Who Lives At Home


Like Jeff’s point of view itself, “Jeff, Who Lives At Home” tends to wander aimlessly for long periods of time, bouncing from Jeff’s quest for Kevin and Pat’s marital problems, to their mother’s search for a secret admirer at work, somewhat arbitrarily.

So there you have it. Three comedies opening in one weekend – Will you go with the Spanish satire Casa De Mi Padre? The indie comedy Jeff, Who Lives At Home? Or the 80s TV series remake 21 Jump Street?

What will you watch this weekend?