At a time when it seemed like the majority of comedies had lost both value and meaning, 2015’s Daddy’s Home introduced audiences to a different kind of story.
It was the tale of a gruff father who is no longer in the picture. Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) competing with his kids’ clumsy step-father, Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) leads to all sorts of rough and goofy encounters. With both fathers vying for the main role in this family’s life, relationships are tested and people get hurt.
Now fans of the movie can get a second dose as Daddy’s Home 2 opened in theaters nationwide on Nov. 10.
Daddy’s Home 2 is meant to please and be a good time and it isn’t trying to be something that it’s not. It tells the story of two families leading happy lives.
Dusty is now in a relationship with Karen (Alessandra Ambrosio) and has a stepdaughter of his own that biologically belongs to Roger (John Cena in an attempt to get further into comedy). Meanwhile the Whitaker’s are happy and awaiting the holidays with the whole family gathered together; and thus begins the arguments and family commotion.
As if the movie didn’t have enough Grade-A actors, Mel Gibson plays the part of Kurt Mayron, Dusty’s father. He carries a certain charm to him and adds to the over the top humor of the film.
The movie stays within a safe PG-13 rating with a touch of light violence and mild language here and there. This can be seen as a light version of director Sean Anders’ work in movies such as Horrible Bosses 2 and We’re The Millers.
Although I’m not a huge fan of making a movie season based, Anders makes it work well by focusing the plot on bringing the family together for the holidays.
For those looking for a funny film that will fill time this holiday season, they should definitely check out Daddy’s Home 2.