Daddy's Home Movie Review
The movie does have positive, entertaining moments where good values are promoted. Sadly, media-wise families will want to pass on this vulgar comedy, hoping that Hollywood realizes moviegoers prefer cleaner live action comedies. What could have been a good family comedy about a conscientious stepfather having to deal with the reappearance of a derelict, but dynamic, dad devolves into yet another vulgar adult comedy, with plenty of foul language, crude comedy and drunken stupors. Will Ferrell plays Brad, who works hard to gain the respect and affection of his two stepchildren, Megan and Dylan. The comedy in this set-up could have made for a movie more like the BEETHOVEN series, but it quickly devolves into a crass, vulgar contest involving sexual organs and bad language. Finally, in frustration, Brad takes the family to a Los Angeles Lakers game, where he gets stone drunk and embarrasses himself and his family. The production values are good and the acting appropriate for a comedy.
Daddy's Home (2015) Movie Script
What do kids need more? A father or a dad? What's the difference?
A mild-mannered executive Will Ferrell wants to be a great stepfather for his new wife's Linda Cardellini children, but competition comes from her colorful, motorcycle-riding ex Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Sean Anders. A line of Spanish dialogue is accompanied by English subtitles. Two men visit a fertility clinic with a woman and one man is shown on an examination table with his back to the camera; the doctor guides the man's wife's hand into the groin area below the frame and says that testicles should not look or feel the way they do on her husband and she says they feel like all the others she has felt before using a not fully enunciated anatomical term ; the doctor has her ex-husband stand by the table, his back to the camera, lower his trousers and the woman stares as him and mutters, "James and the Giant Peach," and the doctor describes that testicles should look like the ex-husband's do. A man says that he caught his wife in bed with another man, both naked, and then found himself waking up with a golf ball tattooed on his back and seeming to be rolling into his anus.