When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.
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..
When Mark Wahlberg's character is throwing a snowball, the music from The Departed (2006) is playing. Wahlberg was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Departed (2006). See more »
When Brad hands Dusty the cocoa, it's in a disposable cup. In the following scene, the cocoa is in a stainless reusable tumbler. See more »
[to Dusty; referring to Brad]
His total lack of masculinity, I mean his weak chin and soft underbelly bothers you not a bit?
[after camera zooms out, to show him sitting in a chair next to Kurt and Dusty ]
You know, I'm just getting the feeling maybe you guys would like some privacy.
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The onscreen title reads: Daddy's Home Two See more »
I enjoyed Daddys Home (2015), it was a nice take your brain out comedy that exceeded my low expectations.
A sequel is not something I forsaw and upon seeing the trailer I felt this was going to be a blatant cashgrab, and it kind of is.
Immediatly I was concerned by the cast additions, I despise both Gibson and Cena but credit where credit is due Gibson was on fine form. The kind of form in fact I haven't seen him in for a good decade! Cena however, still sucked.
Wahlberg, Ferrell, Cardellini and Lithgow are great and really make the best of a questionable script. Jokes are predictably hit and miss (More miss than hit), it's full of tack and schmultz and doesn't reach the same level of the original.
It's not a complete mess and does manage to deliver the laughs, but considering this is entirely supposed to be a comedy it simply doesn't have enough!
Nice try, but let's not make this a trilogy ok?!
Cast are great
Lithgow and Gibson are excellent
Simply not that funny for the most part
Annoyingly dark in places
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Making out with your step-sister is bad
Linda Cardellini doesn't know how to age
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