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Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 10 November 2017 (USA)
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Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Brad
... Dusty
... Kurt
... Don
... Sara
... Karen
... Dylan (as Owen Wilder Vaccaro)
... Megan
... Adrianna
Connor Wise ... Griffy
Daphne Wise ... Griffy
Dylan Wise ... Griffy
... Roger
... Principal Hayes
... Christmas Pageant Kid (as Kyle Tristan Wakefield)
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Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

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They thought they had Christmas all wrapped up... See more »

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Rated PG-13 for suggestive material and some language | See all certifications »

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$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,651,193, 12 November 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$104,029,443, 15 February 2018
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Trivia

This was the second time John Lithgow played a character's father with the last name of Whitaker, after Jerome Whitaker (Barney's father) on How I Met Your Mother (2005). See more »

Goofs

Neither of the cars on the way to the Airbnb is carrying baby Griffin. See more »

Quotes

Kurt: [to Dusty; referring to Brad] His total lack of masculinity, I mean his weak chin and soft underbelly bothers you not a bit?
Brad: [after camera zooms out, to show him sitting in a chair next to Kurt and Dusty ] You know, I'm just getting the feeling maybe you guys would like some privacy.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is a scene with Don at a nativity scene. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 17 November 2017 (2017) See more »

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Written by Al Barr (as Alexander Barr), Ken Casey (as Kenneth Casey), Woody Guthrie, Matt Kelly (as Matthew Kelly), James Lynch & Marc Orrell
Performed by Dropkick Murphys
Courtesy of Born & Bred Records
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Adding Gibson to the cast was brilliant in my opinion!
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'DADDY'S HOME 2': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A sequel to the 2015 hit comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, as two rival fathers competing for the same children's love. In this follow-up they're now friends, and they have to deal with their own fathers visiting for the holidays, who are also complete opposites as well of course. Mel Gibson and John Lithgow join the cast, as the elder dads, while Linda Cardellini and John Cena also reprise their roles from the original movie. The film was once again directed by Sean Anders, and it was written by Anders and John Morris (the same duo also co-wrote the original, as well as 'HOT TUB TIME MACHINE', 'SEX DRIVE', 'SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE', 'WE'RE THE MILLERS', 'HORRIBLE BOSSES 2', and other hit comedies). This film has received nearly unanimous negative reviews from critics, but it's done really well at the Box Office (and with viewers there). I thought it was pretty funny too actually.

Brad and Dusty (Ferrell and Wahlberg) now get along perfectly, and our doing a really effective job co-parenting their kids together. Then both of their fathers, Kurt (Gibson) and Don (Lithgow), decide to visit them for the holidays. Kurt is extremely egotistical, obsessively masculine, and a bit of a sexist asshole. Don is really sweet, kind and friendly. More family drama occurs because of their visit, which causes conflict between Brad and Dusty again as well. Especially when Brad invites the biological father (Cena) of Dusty's stepdaughter over.

The movie is frequently very funny. It definitely has some bad jokes in it too, and it's a pretty routine family Christmas comedy, but it's still mostly funny. Adding Gibson to the cast, as the womanizing chauvinistic pig, was brilliant casting in my opinion as well, and he's hilarious in the role. Lithgow is also good in his part too, and Ferrell and Wahlberg are both effective once again too. I actually enjoyed this sequel more than it's predecessor; it seems more packed with quality humor to me, at least in my opinion. It's also more fun that it's set at Christmas (in my opinion as well).


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