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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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Pete (Recording Engineer)
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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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Family is worth fighting for 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)  »

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World's Greatest Brad  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$38,740,203 (USA) (27 December 2015)

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$150,357,137 (USA)
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The doctor's name "Emilio Francisco", comes from two names that Will Ferrell repeats in other movies. Emilio from A Night at the Roxbury (1998), and Francisco from Elf (2003). See more »

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The radio station is called 103.6. In the United States all licensed FM radio stations end in odd numbers only. 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...
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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 Frozen (2013) See more »

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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Has its moments but it's no game-changer
26 December 2015 | by (Christchurch, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

'Daddy's Home' is the second collaboration between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, the first being 2010's 'The Other Guys'. There's no doubt the two have chemistry. What there is doubt about is how to perfectly utilise each of the two as characters. The problem is that for Wahlberg's confident, in-charge character (which he has to play) to work Ferrell needs to play the straight guy and that isn't when he's at his best. He does it well there's no doubt about it, but he's at his best when his character has an edge to him like 'Ron Burgundy' or his character in 'Step Brothers'. Playing the overly straight guy just seems almost a waste for the one Ferrell movie we get a year, even though no one could deny he still does it very well.

The difference in quality between this and 'Get Hard' is noticeable. There, Kevin Hart was unable to find a chemistry with Ferrell and it just turned into the two competing with each other trying to make the movie their own. Here that's not the case. Wahlberg seems happy to let Ferrell take the reins and is comfortable just doing what he does best, with his laid back, dry sense of humour accompanying Ferrell perfectly.

There are consistent laughs throughout, but perhaps not one stand out scene that will be memorable for years to come. It doesn't push the envelope as much as other Ferrell movies have in the past either. I really would love to see him always be given free rein to say and do as he pleases but also understand why that can't always be the case. If you're just looking to get your annual fix of a bit of Ferrell hilarity then you won't be disappointed. If you are looking for a game-changer, perhaps wait for the next one.


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