Daddy’s Home will be in theaters 12/25, Christmas Day!
Cast: Will Farrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Hannibal Buress
Director: Sean Anders
My Favorite crush in the movie: DUSTY!!! Of course 😋
Close runner up: Griff (Hannibal Buress)
Daddy’s Home Story:
It’s Step-Dad vs. Dad – and Will Ferrell vs. Mark Wahlberg – in this rollicking holiday season family comedy about a mild-mannered radio executive who must take on the ultimate “dad-versary” when his wife’s motorcycle-riding, freewheeling, secret operative ex breezes back into town. It’s just one proud papa meeting another – what could possibly go wrong? But what is supposed to be a first get-to-know-you meeting turns into all-out warfare as the two polar opposites attempt to out-dad each other, with hilarious and disastrous results. The stakes keep rising – from puppies to ponies to Kobe – but can they both survive the rivalry? Step-dad Brad just wants to be there for his new family, but he has no idea just how much it’s going to take to win their hearts when “Daddy’s Home.”
Daddy’s Home starts sharing with us the day-to-day battle that Bard (Will Ferrell) has as a stepfather trying to gain the acceptance of his young stepchildren. Brad is a bit of a geek and trying to do things, literally, by the book. He is faced with some definite resistance from the kids and when he is finally starting to make some headway, Dusty returns into the picture. Dusty, is an unimaginably cool, slick and handsome badass. He’s so damned awesome that Brad immediately goes into a tailspin of insecurity. Meanwhile, Dusty, sensing his anxiety, uses it to his advantage. Yet they both really want the same thing: to win the love of their family.
The path they each pick to obtain this ultimate goal while also trying to eliminate their perceived competitor is what leads us into some of the hysterical antics of this movie.
Overall thoughts of the movie: I loved this movie! I was expecting it to be funny but found it to be so much more than I expected. There were a few scenes in the movie that were just hysterical. Will Ferrell explains that “there are so many blended families today that it’s something a lot of people will relate to and it was great fun to explore that comedically.” This is so true! I was raised in a blended family and have a blended family now. This movie makes light of a lot of situations and feelings many of us have encountered. Being able to laugh at some of the insecurities, tension and stress of the ex’s, in a blended situation leave you no choice but to crack up hysterically.