A mild-mannered radio executive strives to become the best stepfather to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling biological father arrives, forcing him to compete for the affection of the children.
Director: Sean Anders
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Hannibal Buress
Release Date: Dec 25, 2015
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, crude and suggestive content, and for language
Runtime: 1 hr. 36 min.
Daddy’s Home is a comedy that keeps you entertained enough to give it some time to find its footing. Unfortunately it’ never really does. It’s funny in parts and on rare occasions laugh out funny but it never does either consistently. It’s a shame considering the strong comedic chemistry Ferrell and Wahlberg share on screen. They are both game to roll with the punches but the film’s script and direction prefers to play it safe for the better part of the film. As such, most of the plot plays out in a predictable manner with some bright spots here and there such as Thomas Haden Church and Hannibal Buress adding a bit of life to the proceedings. Sadly it starts to drag towards the end, feeling much longer than its sparse runtime, never a good sign for a comedy.