Review: ‘Daddy’s Home’ has something for everyone

Posted: February 2, 2016 in Opinion, Reviews

By Jenevieve Saidi
Cougar News Blog

      Anyone can be a father. Not everyone has the patience and endurance to be a dad.
      Sean Anders’ Daddy’s Home, released on December 25, is a comedy about the competition between a dad and a stepdad. Brad, played by Will Ferrell, has always wanted kids of his own but after an X-ray accident he isn’t able to. When he meets his wife, Sarah, he instantly falls in love and wants to be the best dad for her two kids, Dylan and Megan, that he can be. At first Dylan and Megan treat him like he is temporary and not part of their family. Once the kids finally start warming up to Brad, the family gets a call from the real father Dusty, played by Mark Wahlberg.
      It quickly becomes clear that Dusty and Brad are nothing alike. Brad has always wanted a simple and practical life while Dusty is a former soldier that rides motorcycles and does pull up all day. Brad tries to get along with Dusty to avoid doing anything that might lead to the kids no longer liking him, but it’s not easy. The movie continues while Brad tries to constantly one-up Dusty. Brad soon becomes a “super-dad” by volunteering at multiple events for the kids and taking them to all of their after school activities. He starts doing these things to make it clear to Dusty that he cares about his kids and is willing to do anything for them to feel the same way.
     I think this movie is worth watching because of it’s surprising twists and the type of comedy it is. I think that you have to have a certain kind of humor to enjoy this movie, but there is also something for everyone to enjoy. Some of the comedy comes from Brad putting himself into situations where he gets hurt and some of the comedy comes from inappropriate innuendos, but I think that makes it so there’s something for everyone to laugh at.
      The first time I watched this movie I was with my step dad and little stepsister. My stepdad obviously found it more funny than my little stepsister, so I think that this movie is more for teenagers and adults.
      This movie has funny parts and some serious parts. This also makes the movie enjoyable for everyone. I would give this movie four out of five stars. There are many different funny problems that Brad and the rest of his family come to but like I said before, it depends on your sense of humor.


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