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Daddy's Home

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, who costarred in The Other Guys (2010), reteam for this by-the-numbers farce from director Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2). While sweet and occasionally waggish, it's too predictable to transcend mindless entertainment. Ferrell, playing to type, is an overzealous stepfather and smooth-jazz radio producer who feels threatened when his kids' biological father, played by Wahlberg, roars into town on his motorcycle. Linda Cardellini of Freaks and Geeks is the kids' mother, and her grounded performance makes the ensuing hullabaloo at least somewhat tenable. Ferrell and Wahlberg's chemistry is infectious even when their jokes flop, but the conflict between them never seems like something a fist bump won't fix. With Thomas Haden Church and Hannibal Buress.

Credits

Director:

  • Sean Anders

Cast:

  • Will Ferrell
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Linda Cardellini
  • Hannibal Buress
  • Thomas Church
  • Bobby Cannavale
  • Paul Scheer
  • Bill Burr
  • Scarlett Estevez
  • Owen Vaccaro

Producers:

  • Will Ferrell
  • Adam McKay
  • Chris Henchy
  • John Morris
  • Riza Aziz
  • Joey McFarland
  • David Koplan
  • Kevin Messick
  • Jessica Elbaum
  • Sean Anders
  • Diana Pokorny

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