Daddy's Home

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Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have proven comedic chemistry, but Daddy's Home suffers from a dearth of genuinely funny ideas - and lacks enough guts or imagination to explore the satirical possibilities of its premise.



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An affable radio executive finds himself competing for the affections of his step-children following the unexpected reappearance of his wife's ex-husband in this Paramount Pictures comedy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Paul Scheer
as The Whip
Sue-Lynn Ansari
as Guitar Girl
JoAnna Wortham
as #48 Fertility Clinic Employee
Kerry Cahill
as Angry Mom
Grayson Kilpatrick
as Big Kid at Half Pipe
Ingrid Norvell
as Sexy Stewardess
Billy Slaughter
as Squidward
Nikki Fuega
as Panda Radio Staff
Jeff Caperton
as Tom - Panda Radio Executive
Tracy Brotherton
as Airline Employee
Stacie Davis
as Female Cop
Madison Probus
as Airport Passenger
Christopher Heskey
as Sky Cab Employee #1
Serenity Neil
as Girl at Party/Girl at Basketball Game
Kevin Kent
as Aiport Bar Patron
Nazeema Bartek
as Office Employee/Airport Passenger/Basketball Game
Elton LeBlanc
as Limo Chauffeur
Cooper Dodson
as Wheelchair Kid
Lyle R. Guidroz
as NBA Fan/Daddy Dancer/Office Worker
Andrea Vittoria Alvarado
as Panda Radio Employee
Olivia Renee Dupepe
as Fourth Grade Girl
Mike R. Moreau
as Airport Passenger
Jesse Yarborough
as Red Team Coach
Tony Beard
as Sportscaster
Scott Gulino
as Office Worker
Laura Shaw
as Flight Attendant
Lajessie Smith
as Jean Jacket
Cynthia LeBlanc
as Airport Traveler
Abigail Williams
as Daughter at Dance
Saber Bankson
as Daughter at Dance
Didi Costine
as Karen's Daughter
Joseph Poliquin
as High School Skateboarder
Douglas Lacey
as Pelicans Basketball Player
Daryl Thibodaux
as Client in Airport Scene
Candice Harrison
as Basketball Fan
Joshua Probus
as Skilled Skater Kid
Tracy Mann
as Father
David Michael Cefalu
as Basketball Referee
Monet Jeanne Roberson
as Office Worker
Tahseen Ghauri
as Office Employee/Swarthy Guy in Airport
Raykim Goslar
as Basketball Fan
Gene Kevin Hames Jr.
as Green Team Coach
Eric Berris
as Panda Radio Station Tech
Joseph Uzzell
as Basketball Fan
Savannah Williams
as Flight Attendant
Gerard 'Jerry' Lewis
as Marine at Dance/Precision Driver
Alfonzo Walker
as Airport Traveler
Charles Barber
as TSA Employee
Devin Posey
as NBA Fan
Lukas Bennett
as Basketball Player
Salma Salinas
as Fourth Grade Girl
Laney Kate Hulbert
as Daughter at Dance
Abigail C. Addison
as Daughter at Daddy Daughter Dance
Jasmine Cheramie
as Daughter at Dance
Nathaniel Woolsey
as Smoothie King Vendor
John Garcia
as Pelicans Fan
Sadarias Harrell
as Silverberg
Michelle Tabora
as Airport Passenger
Troy Compas
as Jim Panda Office Employee
Rockmeyer Estes
as Lakers NBA Basketball Player
James Harlon Palmer
as Barry (Session Singer)
Sarah-Alexia Jones
as Daughter at Dance
Samantha Hopkins
as Playground Kid
Morgyn Crowley
as Dance Goer
Billy 4 Johnston
as Red Headed Kid
Hailey Chambliss
as Daughter at Dance/Girl at Aquarium
Brooke Hartzog
as Dylan's Basketball Team Mate #14
Doug Gagnon
as Basketball Fan
Marlene B. Russell
as Basketball Fan
Jimi Harper
as Basketball Fan
Chris Angerdina
as Basketball Fan
Joseph Stephens, Jr.
as Basketball Fan
Zora Ngwaba
as Sunday School Girl #1
Charles Pitre
as Courtside Photographer
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Critic Reviews for Daddy's Home

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (29)

  • That's one problematic comedy.

    Jan 7, 2016 | Rating: 2/4
  • While sweet and occasionally waggish, it's too predictable to transcend mindless entertainment.

    Dec 29, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Surprisingly sweet and sneakily hilarious, Daddy's Home will pleasantly surprise you when it lets loose.

    Dec 29, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg go together like candy and whiskey.

    Dec 25, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A generic comedy as lazy and aggravating as its title.

    Dec 25, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Ferrell is a master at playing well intentioned but bumbling bozos, and he gives "Daddy's Home" a warm heart it wouldn't otherwise possess.

    Dec 25, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Daddy's Home

  • Feb 26, 2017
    Not amazing in any particular way, but surprisingly sweet and honest about fatherhood in addition to its laughs, a few of which were really big in my experience.
    Daniel P Super Reviewer
  • Nov 28, 2016
    While I didn't necessarily mean to watch this movie, it was on when nothing better was available over the break. Quite frankly, that's all it deserves. Will Ferrell and mark Wahlberg have quietly built some solid chemistry together thrhough their films, but while they've had winners like The Other Guys, Daddy's Home falls flat. There's nothing different when it comes to the jokes. The humor is par for the course and the end result is as expected as the sun rising in the east. The absolute best part is the end. It's just a shame we had to suffer through more unwatchable storylines than not to get there.
    Lane Z Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2016
    See more reviews like this at This movie was better than I expected it to be. With Ferrell as a producer on the film, I thought that this film was doomed from its inception. Many films commandeered by comedians such as Jack and Jill-Produced by Adam Sandler, The Love Guru-Produced by Mike Meyers, and Pink Panther- Screenplay by Steve Martin demonstrate that comedic actors should stick to one side of the camera rather than two. And so I went into the cinema with low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised by not only the humour of the film, but its cinematic quality. Let's talk about the humour because that's one of the main aspects of this film with its comedian co-stars. For a family movie, I feel as though the humour was too sexual at times, especially coming from Wahlberg's character. Even though some of it was indirect and would have flown over young audience's heads, some of it is blatant and mixed in with a couple curse words, makes the humour a little inappropriate. But I guess that's what makes this film's humour good; there's something for everyone, hence, it's a family movie. There's also plenty of one-liners, slapstick, and general comedic acting that all audiences can relate to and enjoy. I didn't find it to be cheesy American humour resorting to toilet jokes or plain immaturity. I had a fair amount of 'laugh out loud' moments in this movie. I can't say that they've stumbled upon anything new with the sequence of events though; the whole layout screams cliche. A little ironic since every time you guessed what was going to happen next according to what cliche demands, a very different and more realistic reality will occur and Will Ferrell's character will step in and comment on how he (representing the audience) expected that event to turn out. A little gem of humour which I thought was worth mentioning. But that little sad bit in the movie (you all know what I'm talking about) really appealed to my sense of sympathy and pulled at the heartstrings. The plot never lost sight of what direction it was travelling in and there was no shortage of entertainment at the relentless battle between the two dads. A couple times it felt a little tedious but not too much, and the climax was, well, really non existent. I could see the climatic events they were trying to achieve but unfortunately the stakes just weren't that high and it wasn't that exciting for anyone to be on the edge of their seats. Another unworthy mention is the CGI used on two occasions in this movie to enhance the slapstick. And although these moments were funny, the CGI looked like a cartoon. The final stand-out element I want to mention is the epilogue. Without mentioning spoilers, the way that it's executed was highly entertaining and fulfilling to the storyline. It even had a cameo by WWE Wrestler John Cena, and you'll see why that's necessary upon viewing the film. Needless to say, it's a very clever twist. The cast was fairly limited with a few others as it focussed on a singular family. Of course we have the dynamic duo Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, Linda Cardellini, Hannibal Buress as clingy sarcastic plumber Griff, Thomas Haden Church as Brad's social-commentator-esque boss Leo (who by the way suits this role perfectly), and Scarlett Estevez and Owen Vaccaro as children Megan and Dylan. Wahlberg, Ferrell, and Haden Church were the standouts due to their comedic value for me. I loved Wahlberg as the cunning, boastful, and sarcastic bad-ass father, and Ferrell as the naive, loving, and suddenly impulsive jealous step dad. All our characters had enough back story and character development to pass as thorough in a family comedy and there wasn't any underdone characters, except for Griff the plumber who always just seems to be 'there'. Like any family movie should have, Daddy's Home also had themes and morals to it. The importance of children and the wider family above anything else is central, but other little messages could include responsibility, loyalty, love, and perseverance. Genres include comedy, family, and romance. To conclude, I really enjoyed Daddy's Home. It exceeded all my expectations and is probably one of the best if not the best family or comedian-comendeered movie I have ever seen. Sure there were imperfections, but this one was about the comedy, and that was perfect. Well done Ferrell, well done.
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • May 08, 2016
    Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star in the lighthearted family comedy Daddy's Home. When Dusty Mayron discovers that his ex-wife has remarried and that another man is raising his children he attempts to win them back by undermining and upstaging him. It's a rather tired and cliché plot that's been done a million times before. And the comedy is pretty rote, with a lot of broad, stereotypical humor. Still, there are some laughs and the performances work well enough. Daddy's Home is a formulaic and predictable film, but there is some fun to be had.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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