Saturday, January 16, 2016

Daddy's Home Movie Review

Mark Wahlberg & Will Ferrell (r) star in Daddy's Home

A (Not So) Loving Fence

IMDb Plot: Stepdad, Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him Dad. But his plans turn upside down when the biological father, Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) returns. Directed by Sean Anders. Co-stars Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church and Bobby Cannavale.

Anything Dusty can do, Brad wants to do better; and try he does... over "airport etiquette, courtesy and expectations" in Anders' Daddy's Home. Trouble is, things get way out of hand as Ferrell & Wahlberg wage war in preposterous fashion (motorcycle/skateboard accidents, unrelenting one-upmanship) over two bratty kids and a clueless wife. Not exactly my idea of fun, but there's plenty of sophomoric humor to make your kids chuckle. To be fair, even I laughed a few times... just not enough to overlook all of the movie's apathetic mean-spiritedness. Is this any way to raise entertain a family? Hopefully not.