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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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Sean Anders

Writers:

Brian Burns (screenplay), Sean Anders (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Brad Whitaker
Mark Wahlberg ... Dusty Mayron
Linda Cardellini ... Sara
Thomas Haden Church ... Leo Holt
Scarlett Estevez ... Megan
Owen Vaccaro ... Dylan (as Owen Wilder Vaccaro)
Bobby Cannavale ... Dr. Francisco
Hannibal Buress ... Griff
Bill Burr ... Jerry (Bully's Dad)
Jamie Denbo ... Doris
Mark L. Young ... Dental Hygienist
Matthew Paul Martinez ... Pete (Recording Engineer)
Dave Davis ... Panda Singer #1
James Harlon Palmer ... Panda Singer #2
Riley Ann Corbin Riley Ann Corbin ... Hello Kitty Girl
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Family is worth fighting for See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

World's Greatest Brad See more »

Filming Locations:

Metairie, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,740,203, 27 December 2015

Gross USA:

$150,357,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,786,137
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bobby Cannavale and Linda Cardellini were in films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Cannavale was in Ant-Man (2015), and Cardellini was in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Thunderstruck
Written by Angus Young & Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Funny, amusing, one-time comedy
31 December 2016 | by hoxjenniferSee all my reviews

Daddy's Home is not classic comedy, it's one of those one-time, watch on an airplane movie just to pass the time. Will Ferrell plays the stepfather who's always wanted to be a father, clearly a wimpy kid in his childhood that grew up to be a pushover adult that lives for other people. Dusty Mayron played by Mark Wahlberg, a tough guy, no strings attached kind of dad who is still living and reliving his adventure years instead of facing his own responsibilities.

It has its moments, Will Ferrell has his typical outbursts and the stark contrast between the two father figures is enough amusement on its own.

It has its corny moments (especially near the end, although I won't say what to avoid spoiling anything) that are almost cringe-worthy, but otherwise I would say it's quite an enjoyable film, although good for just the one-time watch only.


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