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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.

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The gloves are off this Boxing Day See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$150,357,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,360,392
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Billy Slaughter and Will Ferrell appeared in The Campaign (2012). 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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Connections

Referenced in 500 Questions: Episode #2.1 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Live Your Life
Written by Dan Balan, T.I. (as Clifford Harris), Makeba Riddick, and Just Blaze (as Justin Smith)
Performed by T.I. featuring Rihanna
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
Rihanna appears courtesy of Def Jam Recordings under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains portions of "Dragostea Din Tei"
by O'Zone (as O-Zone), used courtesy of Cat Music Srl Romania and Ultra Records, Inc. USA
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Truly pathetic
2 February 2016 | by edudejagerSee 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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