Star Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Scarlet Estevez, Owen Vaccaro and Hannibal Buress.
Director: Sean Anders
Producer: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and John Morris
Claps For: Humour, Dialogues, Performances and John Cena’s special appearance!
Slaps For: Predictable storyline
What’s New: A positive and funny ending
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Story: Stepdad, 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 the biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns in a bid to get back the family he had given up on!
Performance: Both Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg share a funny chemistry on-screen! It’s wonderful how they both complement each other even though the two keep fighting for the love of their kid’s throughout the movie. While Will Ferrell’s ‘Dad’ act along with funny antics will keep you rooting for him, Mark Wahlberg bad-guy act with shades of a family man will surely take you in for a surprise by playing the man who is trying to get his family back- by putting Will down.
Linda Cardellini and the kids, Scarlet Estevez and Owen Vaccaro, have given competent performances and keep the mood of the movie intact.
Hannibal Buress as Griff is fun to watch!
Direction: Sean Anders takes a storyline which is quite predictable and common too. However, it is the simple and zero-drama treatment to the movie which makes it a nice watch. The bonding and the numerous funny attempts by the men to outdo each other is what makes this movie worth the watch. Nowhere does he let this slip into a slapstick comedy, but keeps it as simple and fatherly as possible!
The ending too is on quite a positive note, with John Cena coming in to complete the circle!
Combo-On-Offer: Comedy + Drama
Verdict: We give the movie CLAPS for being a refreshing and funny ride to ‘Daddy’s Home’!