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Daddy's Home (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 December 2015 (USA)
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Brad Whitaker is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him Dad. But his plans turn upside down when their biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns.

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Sean Anders

Writers:

Brian Burns (screenplay), Sean Anders (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Brad Whitaker
Mark Wahlberg ... Dusty Mayron
Linda Cardellini ... Sara
Thomas Haden Church ... Leo Holt
Scarlett Estevez ... Megan
Owen Vaccaro ... Dylan (as Owen Wilder Vaccaro)
Bobby Cannavale ... Dr. Francisco
Hannibal Buress ... Griff
Bill Burr ... Jerry (Bully's Dad)
Jamie Denbo ... Doris
Mark L. Young ... Dental Hygienist
Matthew Paul Martinez ... Pete (Recording Engineer)
Dave Davis ... Panda Singer #1
James Harlon Palmer ... Panda Singer #2
Riley Ann Corbin Riley Ann Corbin ... Hello Kitty Girl
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Storyline

Stepfather Brad Whitaker is hoping for his stepchildren to love him and treat him like a dad. All is going well until the biological father, Dusty Mayron, shows up, then everything takes a toll. His stepchildren start putting him second and their father first, and now Dusty will have to learn that being a good dad is about pains and struggles. Brad will also experience once again what it's like to be a stepdad.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Dad vs step-dad See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, crude and suggestive content, and for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

World's Greatest Brad See more »

Filming Locations:

Metairie, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,740,203, 27 December 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$150,357,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$242,786,137
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Will Ferrell's character is named Brad Whitaker, the name of the villain in The Living Daylights (1987). See more »

Goofs

When "Christmas in April Santa" reveals the tickets for the basketball game, he says they are for the "NBA Playoff game between the Lakers and the Pelicans". However, when at the game, there were no indications of the game being an NBA Playoff game. The NBA puts the large "Playoffs" logo prominently in two places on the court floor, and every player has a "Playoffs" logo sewn onto their uniforms. The court, seen many times in full wide view, had no "Playoff" markings and the player uniforms were standard regular season uniforms. . See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Brad Whitaker: [narrating] Here's a question for you. What do kids need more, a father or a dad? What's the difference? The way I see it, darn near anyone can be a father...
[video of copulating rhinos]
Brad Whitaker: ... but not everyone has the patience or the devotion to be a dad. As for me, I've always wanted to be a dad. Let me tell you, I love it! Yeah!
[driving]
Brad Whitaker: And I love my Ford Flex. It treats me to a smooth ride, and you know what? It didn't break the bank. Room enough for the whole family.
[...]
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References You Got Served (2004) See more »

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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Way better than I expected!
8 January 2016 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a sensitive stepfather who is disliked by his two stepchildren, despite trying super hard to win the kids' hearts. One day, the biological father shows up at the doorstep, and a big oneupmanship ensues.

"Daddy's Home" shows two likable fathers by they are so different from each other. Their competition is full on, the jokes are very funny but does not feel silly at all. The best thing is that Mark Wahlberg's character is super attractive and charming in almost every way. He says the right thing all the time, he can criticise and manipulate the other father unreasonably and yet you would find yourself agreeing with his half twisted logic.

"Daddy's Home" is way better than I expected and I really enjoyed watching it.


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