Daddy's Home (2015)

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Released:  Friday, December 25, 2015  
Length:  96 minutes
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Genre: Comedy
Rating: Daddy's Home is rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaSome material may be inappropriate for children under 13.


Synopsis

DADDY’S HOME follows a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father (Wahlberg) arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the kids.

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bobstone
 Perfect movie for Father's Day
07/21/2016 9:46 AM EST

lodonnell000
 It's unreal
06/15/2016 1:57 PM EST

sheed1
 I'm watching daddy's home
06/10/2016 11:22 AM EST

crazychris
 When John cena enters­čśö
06/06/2016 5:08 PM EST

deannabest
 It is a great movie to watch!!
05/26/2016 9:43 PM EST

jeffgorow
 I simply refuse!! to see anything!!! with will ferrell!!!!!
05/19/2016 12:04 AM EST

dude77
 This movie is so funny
05/09/2016 3:25 PM EST

eugene37
 Awesome movie
05/04/2016 4:03 PM EST

miles2003
 Great movie
04/23/2016 8:16 PM EST

av
 Love it
04/23/2016 4:07 PM EST

73_airforce_withme
 Mark wahlberg will ferrel
04/19/2016 2:29 PM EST

badgirlniyaa
 It's amazing
04/16/2016 4:38 PM EST

jaykilla12345
 Funny movie
04/10/2016 9:37 AM EST

basketball/football
 Love it
04/06/2016 8:10 PM EST

pigmomo
 Love it
04/04/2016 4:34 PM EST
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Daddy's Home Getting a Sequel  04/22/2016 4:20 PM EST
Paramount Pictures and Gary Sanchez Productions have announced that  they will be releasing a sequel to "Daddy's Home".  The film starred Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.Both actors have signed on to reprise their roles, but no word yet on any other casting.  There is also no word on what the film's plot will be.The film will once again be written by Sean Anders and John Morris with Anders directin...  More>>


Daddy's Home Theatrical Review


I think I have finally figured out why Will Ferrell (Elf) has a movie career.  It's so he can make moronic comedies that really aren't very funny.  His latest endeavor, Daddy's Home, is more of the same mind numbing antics we have come to expect from him.  I can only hope at some point someone has the common sense to stop hiring him.

Brad (Ferrell) is a sweet guy who only ever wanted children of his own but, sadly, is practically sterile.  When he marries Sarah (Linda Carellini; Scooby Doo), he gets almost everything he ever wanted when he becomes stepfather to her two kids.  He is the perfect father figure, making their lunches, coaching their basketball team, etc.  Unfortunately, Sarah's ex-husband, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg; Ted 2), shows up to sabotage Brad's fairly perfect life and "win" back his family.

Of course, Daddy's Home has everything you would expect from this type of comedy… unrealistic scenarios, inexplicable outcomes, etc.   Unfortunately, for a comedy, it wasn't very funny.  I counted… I laughed 3 times during the whole film.  Anyone expecting the hilarity of Wahlberg's other comedies, Ted and TED 2, will be sorely disappointed.

Wahlberg and Carellini do a decent job and Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) as Brad's Boss, Leo, has a few of the more humorous moments in the film, but those are few and far between.  The actors playing the kids are cute enough, but don't add much to the funny factor.  A delightful minor role played by Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), as Griff, is one of the few saving graces of the film.

Maybe I'm biased because I don't especially like Ferrell, but I found him more annoying than funny and, frankly, I silently cheered every time his character had a mishap on screen.    I thought Brad needed to be slapped across the room almost every time he opened his mouth, but maybe that was what director Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2) was going for.  If so, he succeeded!

With so many great movies coming out this time of year, audiences would be better served spending their money on one of the more big budget (Star Wars) or high drama (Hateful 8, Concussion) offerings to spend their money. 

As a PG-13 rating, this film was not kid friendly and my 13 year old sat next to me cringing so I wouldn't recommend taking the family to this one.  In fact, wait until it comes to Netflix to catch this movie because after one sitting you will have had more than enough.

Grade: C- (but only because I'm in a Holiday spirit kind of mood)

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