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Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 10 November 2017 (USA)
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Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

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Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

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$29,651,193 (North America) (12 November 2017)
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Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson, and John Lithgow have all done voice work at DreamWorks Animation: Ferrell in Megamind (2010) as the title character, _Gibson in Chicken Run (2000) as Rocky the Rhode Island Red, and Lithgow in Shrek (2001) and _Shrek The Third (2007)_ as Lord Farquad. See more »

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Too frenetic to feel
9 November 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's a scene early in "Daddy's Home 2" where we watch a car fast-forward to a stop. There's no reason for the footage to be played at an accelerated speed.

The scene could serve as a metaphor for the entire movie.

There is a great deal to like about "Daddy's Home 2": Some truly bend-over laughing comedy, a look at legitimate family dynamics, and some heart-warming (and heart-breaking) moments of relationships being formed, damaged, and mended. But all of it happens too quickly.

From the movie's beginning, the frantic pace serves most of the comedy well; but in the film's most important scenes, when both the characters and the audience need a moment to consider what they/we are involved in...ZZZIIIPPPP, the pace just keeps on racing.

"Daddy's Home 2" is a good movie; a solid kick-off to the holiday season. I want to like it more, but I can't find my way to rate it higher than a 6 on a scale of 10. It could have been better, but the manic pace doesn't reward the impressive acting.

Especially good is Linda Cardellini as Sara, the wife/ex-wife of the two main protagonists. She keeps the borderline silliness grounded and provides a necessary character for the audience to identify with; she projects the perfect sense of exasperation, bemusement and affection for the two dolts she loves.

Especially unpleasant is Mel Gibson as Kurt Mayron, father of Mark Wahlberg's Dusty. He is so singularly boorish that even when the film tries to redeem him, his character is too far gone to like.

There are a couple of scenes that may suggest "Daddy's Home 2" is inappropriate for preteens. One, involving the two daughters getting drunk, is mercifully brief but just too wrong for my comfort. The other, involving younger daughter Megan (played by Scarlett Estevez) learning to hunt, is simultaneously chilling and one of those "bend-over laughing" scenes I mentioned.

As it was finishing, I felt the movie tried too hard to give me a cheerful holiday ending. A bloated production number was unworthy of the goodwill the rest of the movie had earned, although the cast's rendition of "Do They Know It's Christmas" is, despite the horrors of auto-tune, a contrivance that works.


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