For me, 2015 has been a hit and miss year for comedies. There were great films like Spy, and then there was some not so great films like Hot Pursuit. Can Daddy’s Home end 2015 with a bang, or will it be just another comedy cliche fail? Let’s find out!
Will Ferrell plays as Brad, an easygoing and friendly radio executive who has recently become accepted by the children of his new wife Sara. Regardless of not being able to have children of his own, Brad whole-heartily embraces his new life. But one day, Sara’s ex-husband, Dusty, the biological father of Sara’s children, comes to visit his family, leaving Brad feeling excluded in the face of his physically perfect looking, apparently friendly and amazingly talented competition. Somehow, Brad needs to find a way to top Dusty so he doesn’t lose his family’s love.
Comedy wise, Daddy’s Home is a funny film starring a great chemistry between Ferrell and Wahlberg as they try to put each other off. The film is about one and a half hour long, but it felt like a two hour film, especially when it dragged at the end. The movie was generally funny but at the end it was just awkwardly funny to the point where you are just waiting for the film to finish. Daddy’s Home wasn’t very outstanding, nor was it very bad (*cough* like almost all of Adam Sander’s films*cough*). Also, fun fact: Tony Hawke (a professional skater) was a stunt double in the skate park scene. What I liked about this movie was how Ferrell and Wahlberg brought their comedic experience from films like Anchorman and the Ted movies and implemented it into this film. This movie could have had a lot of potential, but it was just funny, nothing really too impressive (like Spy).
Here is my rating system. After reviewing every movie, I will rate the movie out of 5★ and out of 100 to let you know what I think of the movie.
5★(95-100): It’s an absolutely great movie that I would recommend to everyone, and definitely one worth watching.
4★(80-94): It’s a good movie that I would still recommend, but it’s just not exactly at the very top.
3★(70-79): It’s a movie that’s better than average, but still has its ups and downs.
2★(51-69): This movie is definitely under average. This movie is hard to enjoy and the director of this movie probably wasn’t even trying to make a good movie.
1★(50 and below): This movie is just complete utter bullshit, so much so that it makes me angry that I even watched it. The director of this movie was just drunk. This is the type of movie that will make you question your ability to pick a good movie. Instead of buying these types of movies, just donate your money to charity and you will be better off anyway.
My rating for Daddy’s Home is 3★ and 70.
Overall, Daddy’s Home is a funny comedy for the end of 2015. The two star actors work well with each other and have good chemistry, and the supporting cast are solid (Griff’s character was great. But, the movie seems a bit long, during times like in the end, but it’s still an enjoyable film. One last thing, I totally predicted the ending.
*I am new to movie reviewing, and I hope you enjoyed this review. I am open to all constructive criticism, so please leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!*