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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Brad
Mark Wahlberg ... Dusty
Mel Gibson ... Kurt
John Lithgow ... Don
Linda Cardellini ... Sara
Alessandra Ambrosio ... Karen
Owen Vaccaro ... Dylan (as Owen Wilder Vaccaro)
Scarlett Estevez ... Megan
Didi Costine ... Adrianna
Connor Wise Connor Wise ... Griffy
Daphne Wise Daphne Wise ... Griffy
Dylan Wise Dylan Wise ... Griffy
John Cena ... Roger
Andrea Anders ... Principal Hayes
Kyle Tristan ... Christmas Pageant Kid (as Kyle Tristan Wakefield)
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Storyline

After finally becoming friends at the end of the first film, Brad Whittaker (Will Ferrell) and Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) have a co-dad system where their two children, Megan (Scarlett Estevez) and Dylan (Owen Vaccaro), take turns at each father's house. Dusty has also remarried, this time to Karen (Alessandra Ambrosio), a writer, and is stepdad to Adrianna (Didi Costine), Karen's daughter. Brad and his wife, Sara (Linda Cardellini), along with Dusty and Karen, attend a school play for Megan, where she announces to the whole audience that she doesn't like the fact that she has to go back and forth to different houses all the time. Back at the house, after the play, Brad and Dusty decide to do away with having two separate Christmases and instead do one "together Christmas". Dusty, however, finds out his tough fighter pilot/astronaut father Kurt (Mel Gibson) is coming for Christmas..

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More daddies. More mayhem. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for suggestive material and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Daddy's Home 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$69,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,651,193, 12 November 2017

Gross USA:

$104,029,443

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$180,613,180
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second time John Lithgow played a character's father with the last name of Whitaker, after Jerome Whitaker (Barney's father) on How I Met Your Mother (2005). See more »

Goofs

Neither of the cars on the way to the Airbnb is carrying baby Griffin. See more »

Quotes

Megan: [putting her t-shirt up to have her sweet beautiful bellybutton fully exposed] I want my shirt like Adrianna's.
Sara: Uh, no, no, no, no, honey, we're not doing that, okay?
[she covers Megan's sweet beautiful bellybutton up]
Sara: put that back in, look like a nice kid.
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Crazy Credits

The onscreen title reads: Daddy's Home Two See more »


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Written, performed and produced by Naz Tokio & Eric Zayne
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Adding Gibson to the cast was brilliant in my opinion!
15 November 2017 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'DADDY'S HOME 2': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A sequel to the 2015 hit comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, as two rival fathers competing for the same children's love. In this follow-up they're now friends, and they have to deal with their own fathers visiting for the holidays, who are also complete opposites as well of course. Mel Gibson and John Lithgow join the cast, as the elder dads, while Linda Cardellini and John Cena also reprise their roles from the original movie. The film was once again directed by Sean Anders, and it was written by Anders and John Morris (the same duo also co-wrote the original, as well as 'HOT TUB TIME MACHINE', 'SEX DRIVE', 'SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE', 'WE'RE THE MILLERS', 'HORRIBLE BOSSES 2', and other hit comedies). This film has received nearly unanimous negative reviews from critics, but it's done really well at the Box Office (and with viewers there). I thought it was pretty funny too actually.

Brad and Dusty (Ferrell and Wahlberg) now get along perfectly, and our doing a really effective job co-parenting their kids together. Then both of their fathers, Kurt (Gibson) and Don (Lithgow), decide to visit them for the holidays. Kurt is extremely egotistical, obsessively masculine, and a bit of a sexist asshole. Don is really sweet, kind and friendly. More family drama occurs because of their visit, which causes conflict between Brad and Dusty again as well. Especially when Brad invites the biological father (Cena) of Dusty's stepdaughter over.

The movie is frequently very funny. It definitely has some bad jokes in it too, and it's a pretty routine family Christmas comedy, but it's still mostly funny. Adding Gibson to the cast, as the womanizing chauvinistic pig, was brilliant casting in my opinion as well, and he's hilarious in the role. Lithgow is also good in his part too, and Ferrell and Wahlberg are both effective once again too. I actually enjoyed this sequel more than it's predecessor; it seems more packed with quality humor to me, at least in my opinion. It's also more fun that it's set at Christmas (in my opinion as well).


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