Daddy’s Home looks like another sorry excuse for a Will Ferrell comedy after he was last seen with Kevin Hart, trying to get tips on avoiding being raped in prison in Get Hard (oh, the hilarity!)
Ferrell is playing stepdad since he married Linda Cardellini, most recently seen as Hawkeye’s missus, Laura, in the so-so Avengers: Age of Ultron. He’s having to fill in for her children where their deadbeat dad failed miserably.
Alas, for him, spread the word around… he’s back in town, and he’s played by Mark Wahlberg, and they have a ‘dad-off’ for 90 minutes… or 2 hours… or however long this godawful mess lasts for (the running time is not yet known).
The film also stars Thomas Haden Church, Alessandra Ambrosio, Paul Scheer and Hannibal Buress, and it also has two directors, which unless it’s a CGI animated movie, is never a good sign. They are Sean Anders and John Morris.
Daddy’s Home is, thankfully, a long way out, as we won’t see it in the UK until Boxing Day, whereas the US get it on Christmas Day. We probably would, too, except that nowhere is open on Christmas Day in the UK, apart from the occasional petrol station.
Check out the trailer below and click on the above image for the full-size version:
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