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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brad Whitaker
... Dusty Mayron
... Sara
... Leo Holt
... Megan
... Dylan (as Owen Wilder Vaccaro)
... Dr. Francisco
... Griff
... Jerry (Bully's Dad)
... Doris
... Dental Hygienist
Matthew Paul Martinez ... Pete (Recording Engineer)
... Panda Singer #1
... Panda Singer #2
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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,740,203, 27 December 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$150,357,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,360,392
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Trivia

Upcoming Australian director/writer/actor Matthew St. Vincent had the rating for this film changed from PG to M15+, due to concerns for his Queen's son who he did not want exposed to some of the language and crude humor in this film. Ironically, St. Vincent's future films were quite heavy on everything he did not want his Queen's son to be exposed to. See more »

Goofs

The Indian Chief Classic has a six-speed transmission, not five as referenced in the movie (1 down, 4 up). 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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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Daddy's Home/Joy/Point Break (2015) See more »

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Thunderstruck
Written by Angus Young and Malcolm Young
Performed by AC/DC
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Truly pathetic
2 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Anchorman, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory, even The Other Guys. This is the level of comedy I expect when I watch a Will Ferrell movie - insanely witty, funny dialogue, with some of the only truly funny slapstick scenes around thrown in to boot.

This movie has none of that. I laughed out loud once, and sniggered a few times. The script smacked of someone out of ideas, the acting came across as forced as a consequence, and the final result is a movie aimed at no more than a juvenile audience. Numerous scenes had to be taken to ridiculous extremes because they simply weren't naturally comical.

Whalberg puts in a great performance given what he had to work with, but this doesn't make the movie worth seeing. I


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