Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Daddy's Home

Grade:  C-                          

Rated:  PG-13 (for thematic elements, crude and suggestive content, and for language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: John Morris, Sean Anders
Written By: Etan Cohen, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy, Brian Burns, Sean Anders

Cast:  Will Ferrell as Brad, Mark Wahlberg as Dusty, Linda Cardellini as Sarah, Thomas Haden Church, as Leo, Hannibal Buress as Griff, Owen Vaccaro as Dylan

What's it about?

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

This is below par for Will Ferrell.  I personally think his movies are hit or miss, and to me, this is a slight miss.  The laughs are far and few between.  The story-line isn't particularly interesting, and the writing is poor.  The actors can act, but they had nothing good to work with here.  The kids are forgettable, as the movie is on a whole.  There are much funnier movies to see than this.

What I liked about this movie:
  • It has its occasional laugh
What I didn't like about this movie:
  • It just wasn't funny enough
  • Poor script and acting
Who should see this movie?

Even the Die-hard Ferrell fans will be a little disappointed.  It's not without some laughs, but this can wait for a rental on a rainy night.  It's a PG13 for a reason, so I would keep kids under 13 away.

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