Slapstick humor, laugh out loud moments and Mark Wahlberg shirtless… I give Daddy’s Home an A-.
Brad Whitaker (Will Farrell) has always wanted his step-children to see him as their “dad” and just when it’s beginning to happen, their real father, Dusty Mayron, returns to win back his children and his ex-wife.
This dad vs. step-dad movie hits on many of the issues found in blended family relationships. Speaking from experience, it’s like navigating a mine field yet Daddy’s Home shows the humor involved, leaving you snickering and laughing over all the jealous and insecurity. And while Wahlberg’s hot body and Farrell’s goofy brand of humor are showcased, the children steal the show! From step-daughter, Megan’s pictures used in the opening to her lack of a filter, she has some of the cutest moments.
Mark Wahlberg is the fun dad. He comes in and gives the kids money and candy, while Farrell shows the responsible side of being a father…classroom dad, basketball coach, carpooler. It takes Farrell to show Wahlberg what it takes to be a real father. The two downsides to the movie are the scenes with a shirtless Farrell…not for the faint of heart and the predictability of the storyline. Going to the movie, you can expect potty humor and a happy ending after many misunderstandings. Real life blended families don’t work out that easily.
Luckily for movie-goers the video trailers show only a portion of the funny scenes. Each one shown is just a small part of the bigger gag and is much funnier in the movie. You’ll be sure to laugh a lot during this movie and while it doesn’t teach us any big lessons, taking time out to enjoy some laughter can be a wonderful way to spend the holiday break.
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