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Daddy Day Care (2003)

 -  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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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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D-Day Is Coming See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$433,709 (Italy) (31 October 2003)

Gross:

$1,894,325 (France) (31 October 2003)
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When Ben is sitting down having cereal at the beginning the film he is sitting with both legs up on the chair. In the next shot both legs are dangling down off the chair. 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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References Logan's Run (1976) See more »

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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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Very cute and fun for the family
12 October 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I honestly thought that "Daddy Day Care" was a very cute movie. I really had my doubts since I don't have my own kids lucky enough, I don't have to watch this. But my mom said to give the movie a shot and to have fun with it. I was plesantly surprised and laughed more than a few times. Yes, it's a cheesy movie and very typical, but you have to learn to have a little fun with it. It reminded me a lot of "Kindergarten Cop". You have got to admit that this was a lot better than Eddie Murphy's last film "The Haunted Mansion". It's got laughter, drama, and just good old slap stick fun that you or the whole family will enjoy. Just give it a shot.

8/10


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