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Daddy's Home (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Family | 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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Cast

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Leo Holt
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Dylan (as Owen Wilder Vaccaro)
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Dr. Francisco
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Jerry (Bully's Dad)
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Doris
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Pete (Recording Engineer)
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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.

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Dad vs step-dad See more »

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Comedy | Family

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

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25 December 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

World's Greatest Brad  »

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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:

$240,360,392
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Trivia

The half court shot was recorded live during half-time. See more »

Goofs

When Brad and Leo are talking at the radio station, the amount of liquid in the Bud Light bottle on the table changes between shots. 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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Connections

Followed by Daddy's Home 2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

My Girl
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) and Ronald White
Performed by The Temptations
Courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Cardellini saves a weak Will Ferrell outing
16 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Will Ferrell is so associated with his roles in 'Elf' and 'Anchorman' that I often find it difficult to see him play other parts.

However, this is the sort of comedy that he could make in his sleep and to be fair does a good job in his role.

It's a one joke comedy really, with lots of irrational things happening to stretch things out. I found it odd that the DVD box touts it as being a 'family comedy' when some of the jokes are inappropriate.

Ferrell and Wahlberg have good chemistry, and this is clear throughout, though the saving grace is Linda Cardellini, who I wish would make more films.

This is an average comedy that will mainly appeal to those who follow Ferrell's work.


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