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Daddy Day Care (2003)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family  |  9 May 2003 (USA)
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Two men get laid off and have to become stay-at-home dads when they can't find jobs. This inspires them to open their own day-care center.

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Storyline

In the comedy Daddy Day Care, two fathers lose their jobs in product development at a large food company and are forced to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy and become stay-at-home fathers. With no job possibilities on the horizon, the two dads open their own day care facility, "Daddy Day Care", and employ some fairly unconventional and sidesplitting methods of caring for children. As "Daddy Day Care" starts to catch on, it launches them into a highly comedic rivalry with Chapman Academy's tough-as-nails director... who has driven all previous competitors out of business. Written by Sony Pictures Publicity

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Who's your daddy? See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Der Kindergarten Daddy  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,623,580 (USA) (9 May 2003)

Gross:

$1,894,325 (France) (31 October 2003)
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Trivia

There are scenes from two different Three Stooges shorts featured in the movie. The first one that Becca is watching is from Disorder in the Court (1936) and the second one that Crispin is watching is from Pardon My Scotch (1935). See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is telling his wife about the idea of starting a daycare center, he tells her (at 19:42) he and Phil applied for the child care license the day before. How is it that they applied for the license the day before and he had just come up with the idea earlier that afternoon at the park? See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben: Good morning, Daddy.
Charlie Hinton: Hey, Ben, how you doing, man?
[yawn]
Charlie Hinton: Oh, God. Daddy's got to get ready for work.
Ben: Can't you stay home?
Charlie Hinton: No, I got a big day at work today. A real big day.
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Soundtracks

Also Sprach Zarathustra
Op. 30: "Einleitung"
Written by Richard Strauss
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker
Courtesy of Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Actually entertaining...
5 April 2004 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

to my surprise. This wasn't half bad. The first time in a long time, I've found an Eddie Murphy movie to be OK. Of course, it isn't him that makes this film, but the kids. They were the ones which were funny. How can you not laugh when a little girl kicks a fat guy in the crotch for no reason with her mother by her side. Plus when all the kids are given sugar treats for lunch and are bouncing off the walls. And there are many other scenes like that one.

And Angelica Houston has a worth while cameo as the head of a stuffy, over priced day care that stoops to low stunts to try to put Daddy Day Care out of business.

FINAL VERDICT: Has some funny parts. Kids should like it, but it isn't for everyone. If you like movies that require no usage of brain cells, then you might think this one is good enough to watch.


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