Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg reunite once more in their latest outing Daddy’s Home, but this time around not as a odd couple but as bitter rivals.Wahlberg and Ferrell go head to head in a competitivedad comedy. Ferrell is Brad, doting stepfather to the children of his new wife Sarah (Linda Cardellini).
He’s just started to win the kids over when their previously elusive biological father Dusty (Wahlberg) roars in on a motorbike, supposedly achingly cool and impossible to compete with. Who will win over the kids and their mum?
The script plays exactly as you’d expect, with Ferrell and Wahlberg’s rivalry escalating with each set piece in the film, becoming more and more cartoonish with each passing one. It’s only when Ferrell’s character drops the naive, uptight persona and goes for the jugular that Ferrell himself comes into his own.
Brad is the super nice guy, who has the best of intentions but ends up pretty much acting like a dingbat,whereas Dusty id the ultra cool dad who swans back in to claim back his family with the two clashing.
For the most part, Daddy’s Home is a good comedy that ambles along at a decent pace. If you’re looking for a reasonably family friendly comedy and you’re fed up of hearing about Star Wars, you can’t go too wrong here.
Releasing on boxing day, Daddy’s Home is a good choice for families to see over the holidays, It’s cliché, predictable, and sometimes a little off-putting, but the it is a decent, crowd-pleasing comedy. I also don’t expect this to be the last time we see Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg teaming up to make our sides hurt
Out of a possible 5 stars Daddy’s Home Earns
✪✪✪✪ A nice little comedy to end the year
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