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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.

Director:

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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

This Christmas choose your Daddy See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$150,357,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,360,392
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Will Ferrell's character is named Brad Whitaker, the name of the villain in The Living Daylights (1987). See more »

Goofs

When Dusty is giving instructions to his son Dylan after Brad has hit the powerlines, he tells him to place two fingers just below the ear to check for a pulse. The proper location to check for a pulse is on the carotid artery, which has one branch located on on the neck, on either side of the trachea, approximately one inch below the jaw. 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

References M*A*S*H (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Like a G6
Written by David Benjamin Singer-Vine (as David Singer-Vine), Niles Hollowell-Dhar, J-Splif (as Jae Won Choung), Virman (as Virman Coquia), Prohgress (as James Roh), and Kevnish (as Kevin Nishimura)
Performed by Far East Movement featuring The Cataracs and Dev
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Awful is the word that describes this picture
29 December 2015 | by nicetry11See all my reviews

I'm hesitating between 2 or 3/10. How can a movie be so bad? This is not funny, not at all a comedy. All the so called funny scenes are in the trailer but they look better in the trailer that when they happen in the movie. The first 'funny' scene starts at 50 minutes into the film. Then you have to wait another 10 minutes for another so called joke. There are perhaps 4 jokes like this in the entire movie. The dialogue has no humor. We wait hoping the dialogue will get funny or the film pace is going to kick in gear, but nothing happens. Not a family film either because of the language.

There are both good and poor Ferrell films, but this picture is different. It feels lifeless, as opposed to what the trailer lets us believe.


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