Daddy's Home Friday, 03 April 2020

Daddy's Home

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    PG: Mild crude humour, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A stepdad is thunderstruck.

  • Starring:

    Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Cannavale, Bill Burr, LaMonica Garrett, John Cena, Olivia Renee Dupepe, Didi Costine, Alessandra Ambrosio

  • Directed by:

    Sean Anders

  • Running time:

    96 minutes

  • Rated:

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are electrocuted, bullied, hit with objects, tackled, punched, shoved, kicked, threatened. People crash into a house/wall, fall down. Men teach a child to fight. A motorcycle crashes into a house, car. Road rage. Damaged house, vehicle, wall. Object thrown. Arguing, yelling, growling (dog), screaming. Drawings of man with knife on head, with poo dropping on head, burning, being tortured, being kicked. Stories are told to children about dragon-slaying, people being threatened with various weapons, etc. Military/Ku Klux Klan references. Killing you/a dog, fighting styles, want kids/parents dead, bullying, punched a kid mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody cuts on leg. A victim lays unconscious (stopped heart and not breathing assumed). CPR, dental procedure (x-ray), medical examination (testicles). Cloudy eyes. Bandaid, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A man watches porn (sperm donation setting). Animals mating (TV show); a dog humps a toy. Shirtless men, cleavage, photo of topless woman (breasts obscured), skimpy dancewear. A man's (clothed) genitals are x-rayed. People examine a man's genitals (off-screen). A man is seen naked from the waist down by a group of people. Topless maid/waitress mentioned. Mild innuendo. Stories heard about infidelity. Photos of couple kissing. References to childbirth, conception, penis size, sperm count, fertility, virility, sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine, excessive drinking, intoxication). Roids mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    S-words, a-words, freakin'. B*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals, bodily fluids. Derogatory term for women. Religious references and exclamations. Jokes about race, relationships.

  • THEMES:

    Family, step-dads, biological fathers, exes, rivals, music executives, smooth jazz, conflict resolution, bullies, oneupmanship, fertility.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Church, dental surgery, bar settings. Divorce, visitation mentioned. Dog, aquarium fish/stingray, pony, puppy. References to defecation, body odour, urination.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Enjoyable, mediocre, watchable, silly. Good chemistry between Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, game performances, rousing/cornball ending, a handful of funny moments, clever cameo by John Cena.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Hackneyed, predictable, dumb, obvious, meaningless, saccharine, formulaic, sluggish, mean-spirited, tedious, trite. Lame jokes, thudding/deliberate/predictable gag setups, tired concept/material, flimsy structure, brazen product placement, by-the-numbers filmmaking, Linda Cardellini is wasted.

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