Daddy Day Care (2003)

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

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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 who has driven all previous competitors out of business.
Rating:
PG (for language)
Genre:
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Cast

Eddie Murphy
as Charlie Hinton
Anjelica Huston
as Miss Harridan
Steve Zahn
as Marvin
Regina King
as Kim Hinton
Jonathan Katz
as Dan Kubitz
Lisa Edelstein
as Crispin's Mom
Khamani Griffin
as Ben Hinton
Sloane Momsen
as Beth-Anne
Makenzie Vega
as Bridget
Shane Baumel
as Crispin
Jimmy Bennett
as The Flash/Tony
Gary Owen
as Mr. Carrot
Wallace Langham
as Jim Fields
Nathan Carter
as Focus Group Kid
Cheap Trick
as Themselves
Brie Arbaugh
as Jaime's Mom
Susan Santiago
as Sean's Mom
Annabelle Gurwitch
as Becca's Mom
Mary Porster
as Tony's Mom
Timmy Deters
as Tony's Brother
McNally Sagal
as Enraged Mom
Damani Roberts
as German Speaking Boy
Tara Mercurio
as SAT Teacher
Tracy Lynch Britton
as Office Worker
Nathaniel Carter
as Focus Group Kid
Brian Palermo
as Skepitcal Father
Kris Cruz Toledo
as Interested Mom
Michelle Krusiec
as English Teacher
Lisa Oliva
as Marketing Girl
Don Winston
as Marketing Guys
Mary Portser
as Tony's Mom
Dennis Cockrum
as Marketing Guys
Mark Griffin
as Co-Worker Steve
Roger E. Reid
as Parks Employee
Rachael Harris
as Co-Worker Elaine
Paul Anthony Reynolds
as Co-Worker Marty
Sonya Eddy
as Waitress
Bess Meisler
as Old Gypsy Woman
Fred Stoller
as Job Counselor
Joan Blair
as Day Care Lady
Fred Stoler
as Job Counselor
Joan M. Blair
as Day Care Lady
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Critic Reviews for Daddy Day Care

All Critics (128) | Top Critics (37)

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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

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

It's one of the worst movies of the year.

May 12, 2003
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Murphy is so oddly bland in Daddy Day Care that it seems like he sleepwalked through the making of the film.

Full Review… | May 9, 2003
USA Today
Top Critic

Tepid attempt at comedy.

Full Review… | May 9, 2003
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Daddy Day Care doesn't rank with the most awful of the Murphy turkeys, but it's definitely flat as a pancake, fueled by bathroom humor, listless pratfalls and recycled, borderline-offensive jokes about the ineptitude of men as caretakers.

May 9, 2003
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Daddy Day Care

½

[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] 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
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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