Family is worth fighting for

Daddy's Home

2015 | Color | 1 Hr 36 Min | Comedy | PG-13 | Paramount

Director: Sean Anders

Brian Burns (screenplay)
Sean Anders (screenplay)

Will Ferrell
Mark Wahlberg
Linda Cardellini

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.

So what do you get out of a writer that has written such bad flicks such as Dumb and Dumber To, Horrible Bosses 2, and Sex Drive and this pile of... well crap! That's what you get an overhyped pile of Will Ferrell being Will Ferrell crap!

Why do so many people think Will Ferrell is funny? I hear guys quoting Anchorman and Talladega Nights all the time like is a sacred guy code. If this means I have to turn in my guy card than so be it. The jokes in Daddy's Home fail hard to make me laugh the story is so lame to the point that I can not believe I bought into this when the trailers for the second one blasted the airwaves the past few weeks. Shame on me.

Now not everything was lost in this movie we do get the beautiful  Linda Cardellini (Scooby Doo, E.R.) who looks amazing and played the mom very well. And the kids are fantastic and deservingly where nominated for the Young Entertainer Award in 2016 but sadly Owen Vaccaro lost to Tate Berney's performance in Insidious 3 and Scarlett Estevez lost to Gigi Cesare in the movie Street. In fact, it was the three of them that kept me watching until the end and trust me I wanted to turn it off within the first 20 minutes half hour and one hour mark! But I kept trucking along in hopes of a simple laugh. 

Sadly the last three or four minutes of the movie it finally finds some heart and a few laughs but it was not enough to save the film for me. Man, I had such high hopes and really wanted to see Daddy's Home 2 but now I'm just not sure. Two sad comedies in a row I really need to clear my sole with some bad B movie or maybe a love story, Ugh rough start to 2018!

Daddy's should have stayed home...

2 Turkey legs out of 5


  1. Ugh, I'm with you on Will Ferrell. He's gone an awful long way on a quarter tank of talent.


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