"Daddy's Home" stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, and Thomas Haden Church. Released on December 25, 2015, the film is about a radio executive who strives to become the best stepfather to his kids, but soon faces some tough competition when their real father arrives in town.
The film is directed by Sean Anders, who also directed Sex Drive, That's My Boy, and Horrible Bosses 2. It also marks the second collaboration between Ferrell and Wahlberg following The Other Guys. I really like these two main actors for different reasons. Ferrell has had some ups and downs with his recent films and Wahlberg has been quite successful in his comedic roles, especially with Ted. So it would make sense to have these two in the same film together. Their chemistry worked well with The Other Guys back in 2010, but will it work again with this film?
Some decent performances.
Ferrell and Wahlberg delivered some good chemistry together.
The humor was good, yet some of them were quite questionable.
Started off rough in the first act in terms of humor, but got better later on.
Some of the moments felt a little mean-spirited.
The narrative was rushed at some points.
Final thoughts: "Daddy's Home" has its issues and some idiocy, but when it comes to two well-known actors playing two different dads fighting for the affection of their kids, I found myself having a good time with this film despite its predictability and its rocky first act. It's not the best comedy I've seen throughout the holiday season, but if you're in the mood for some laughs or if you like seeing Wahlberg's big muscles, then it's worth watching.