REVIEW: Daddy’s Home
January 8, 2016
Filed under Arts and Entertainment
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On Christmas Day, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell took the big screen in Daddy’s Home. Ferrell plays Brad Whitaker and is trying to get his step children to love him and view him as the father figure he aspires to be. However, his plan slowly takes a turn when when the biological father, Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) returns.
There are laughs here and there; most come from Ferrell, who plays the role of an insecure suburban stepdad. As Wahlberg comes into the picture to win his wife and children back, Ferrell is sent through a few sheets of drywall as he tries to impress Dusty by riding his motorcycle.
For the most part, Wahlberg is a “tough, straight forward man” setting Ferrell up for failure and laughs. Besides the scene when Ferrell and Wahlberg go head to head in a dance off, Wahlberg doesn’t have many comical scenes.
Daddy’s Home is an adult comedy; it is not a nice movie for the entire family to see. There are bits of coarse language along with vulgar humor which only mature audiences would understand.
Although I found Daddy’s Home to be a comical movie with good actors, it has no comparisons to some of Ferrell’s movies when you’re on the floor laughing.
I give this movie 3 out of 5 stars.