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Daddy's Home (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family | 25 December 2015 (USA)
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Brad Whitaker is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him Dad. But his plans turn upside down when their biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns.

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Leo Holt
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Dylan (as Owen Wilder Vaccaro)
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Dr. Francisco
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Jerry (Bully's Dad)
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Doris
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Riley Ann Corbin ...
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Stepfather Brad Whitaker is hoping for his stepchildren to love him and treat him like a dad. All is going well until the biological father, Dusty Mayron, shows up, then everything takes a toll. His stepchildren start putting him second and their father first, and now Dusty will have to learn that being a good dad is about pains and struggles. Brad will also experience once again what it's like to be a stepdad.

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This Christmas choose your Daddy See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, crude and suggestive content, and for language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

World's Greatest Brad  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,740,203 (USA) (25 December 2015)

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$150,315,155 (USA) (1 April 2016)
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When Dusty meets Brad's boss, he mentions his lapel pin, which represents the 101st Airborne Paratrooper Division. Mark Wahlberg's brother, Donnie Wahlberg, portrayed First Lieutenant Carwood Lipton of the 101st Airborne, in Band of Brothers (2001). See more »

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Brad reveals that the tickets for the basketball game cost him $18,000 from a ticket-tout, however, the arena is clearly not even close to being sold out, even at court-side level where there are numerous rows with at least five seats in a row together, so he could have easily just gone to the box office and got the tickets at the normal price. See more »

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Brad Whitaker: [narrating] Here's a question for you. What do kids need more, a father or a dad? What's the difference? The way I see it, darn near anyone can be a father...
[video of copulating rhinos]
Brad Whitaker: ... but not everyone has the patience or the devotion to be a dad. As for me, I've always wanted to be a dad. Let me tell you, I love it! Yeah!
[driving]
Brad Whitaker: And I love my Ford Flex. It treats me to a smooth ride, and you know what? It didn't break the bank. Room enough for the whole family.
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References Mary Tyler Moore (1970) See more »

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Come and Get It
Written by Eli 'Paperboy' Reed (as Eli Husock), Michael Montgomery, Ryan Spraker & Herschel Dwellingham
Arranged by Herschel Dwellingham
Performed by Eli 'Paperboy' Reed
Courtesy of Capitol Records, LLC under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Could have been an Adam Sandler movie
26 March 2016 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Given how much I loved "The Other Guys",I was pretty excited to see Ferrel and Wahlberg back together again. But it turns out that "Daddy's Home" is for the most part just a normal family friendly comedy. It lacks the edge and twisted humor you'll normally find in Will Ferrel movies.

Since this is a spoiler free review I'm not going to say too much about the plot. Will Ferrel plays the role of "Brad", who is working his ass off trying to be the new dad for the two children in his new family. But suddenly one day their real dad, played by Wahlberg, shows up with a plan to win his family back. From there on out everything is pretty predictable. In fact, if you replaced Will Ferrel with Adam Sandler you might think to yourself "have I seen this before?"

If you're expecting a movie in the style of "The Other Guys", you will be disappointed. If you just want to relax with a typical family comedy, it's pretty good. You just might want to have your youngest kids sit this one out.


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