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Daddy's Home (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leo Holt
Dylan (as Owen Wilder Vaccaro)
Dr. Francisco
Jerry (Bully's Dad)
Dental Hygienist
Matthew Paul Martinez ...
Pete (Recording Engineer)
Panda Singer #1
Panda Singer #2
Riley Ann Corbin ...
Hello Kitty Girl


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 what being a good dad is about and pains and struggles. Brad will also experience once again what it's like to be a stepdad.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

World's Greatest Brad  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


$150,315,155 (USA) (1 April 2016)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The children's school in the film is actually Hynes Charter School in New Orleans, La. Hynes teaches Pre-K to 8th grades and French K-6. Many of the children used as extras in the film attend Hynes See more »


When Brad and Leo are talking at the radio station, the amount of liquid in the Bud Light bottle on the table changes between shots. See more »


Dusty Mayron: [In a splendid and charming voice] 103.6... Thhhe paaandaa!
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Here Comes Your Man
Written by Frank Black (as Charles Thompson)
Performed by Pixies (as The Pixies)
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Don't come for laughs, cos there aren't enough
21 April 2016 | by See all my reviews

1. Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell have terrific chemistry. The two of them on screen is a delight to the senses. Wahlberg was born to play a character named Dusty who walks around with a shirt off.

2. Thomas Haden Church is really funny but his character serves next to no purpose in the entirety of the film. Outside the main two, Linda Cardenelli does a fairly good job herself.

3. There's a lot of good writing in here and very subtle and believable maneuvering on the part of Wahlberg's character. Unfortunately, there's also a lot of silliness, especially when Ferrell splurges on a huge mid-year Christmas. Ponies and skate ramps get dropped in for stupid plot point reasons and then vanish once they aren't needed.

4. The worst of all of them is Hannibal Buress' Griff, the target of a moderately funny joke that then overstays its welcome for the entire run time of Daddy's Home. They recycle it roughly six times, all while ignoring the obvious intrusiveness of the character. Viewers are required to suspend their belief completely as Brad (and more importantly, Sara) continue to tolerate Griff's presence in their home. No one is THAT afraid of being called a racist.

5. The movie won props for me when Sara toughened up and kicked both men out of her life (plus Griff). Her joy at the potential of a third child was a pure display of jubilation and genuinely brought a smile to my face. Then the film kicked her in the teeth and demeaned her in the film's final act.

6. I didn't laugh nearly as much as I wanted to. There were two laugh out loud moments but the rest was fairly standard. It didn't help that most of the best jokes were in the trailer.

7. The best way to make someone's stunt double obvious is to have a black stunt double for Will Ferrell.

8. The film's climax is terrible, with an excruciatingly obvious, preachy and cliché resolution. Not even watching Marky Mark bust a move is worth the cringe I suffered.

9. Okay seriously, they actually name the baby after Griff. Seriously.

10. That John Cena cameo though.

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