Daddy Day Care (2003)



Critic Consensus: Daddy Day Care does its job of babysitting the tots. Anyone older will probably be bored.

Movie Info

When two fathers lose their jobs in product development at a large food company, they are forced to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy and become stay at home fathers. With no job possibilities on the horizon, the two dads open their own day care facility, "Daddy Day Care," and employ some fairly unconventional methods of caring for children. As "Daddy Day Care" starts to catch on, it launches them into a highly competitive rivalry with Chapman Academy's tough-as-nails director … More

Rating: PG (for language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Geoff Rodkey
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2003
Box Office: $104.1M
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as Charlie Hinton

as Miss Harridan

as Marvin

as Kim Hinton

as Dan Kubitz

as Crispin's Mom

as Ben Hinton

as Beth-Anne

as Crispin

as The Flash/Tony

as Mr. Carrot

as Jim Fields

as Focus Group Kid

as Themselves

as Jaime's Mom

as Sean's Mom

as Becca's Mom

as Tony's Mom

as Tony's Brother

as Enraged Mom

as German Speaking Boy

as SAT Teacher

as Office Worker

as Focus Group Kid

as Parks Employee

as Skepitcal Father

as Interested Mom

as English Teacher

as Marketing Girl

as Marketing Guys

as Marketing Guys

as Tony's Mom

as Co-Worker Steve

as Co-Worker Elaine

as Co-Worker Marty

as Waitress

as Old Gypsy Woman

as Job Counselor

as Day Care Lady

as Job Counselor

as Day Care Lady
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Critic Reviews for Daddy Day Care

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (39)

[Murphy's] charming enough in this restrained mode.

Full Review… | May 13, 2003
Village Voice
Top Critic

These scenes are so inevitable, you could develop a drinking game around them.

Full Review… | July 15, 2014
Toledo Blade

Eddie Murphy in slapstick potty humor comedy.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Maybe it's about time Murphy fired his agent and tried reviving his career.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

My advice is to beat your children rather than take them to Daddy Day Care.

Full Review… | July 6, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Daddy Day Care just wants to make you laugh, and make your kids laugh too.

Full Review… | January 4, 2004

Audience Reviews for Daddy Day Care



Out of all the depressing, lowbrow, dark, idiotic, repugnant family movies Eddie Murphy has created and then cursed cinema with. This is just another one of them. It's a stupid, trashy however passable flick. I'm pretty sure I saw a glimmer of heart once or twice.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

This can't be worse... right?!?!
... Oh wait!!!... they made a sequel?!?!
Whole shit!!!!

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Eddie Murphy is hilarious in this film!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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