Daddy's Home (2015) Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Scarlett Estevez, Owen Vaccaro, Bobby Cannavale Movie Review

Daddy's Home (2015)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Daddy's Home (2015)

Who's the Daddy

Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell - Land of the Lost) can't have children of his own but when he married Sara (Linda Cardellini - Scooby-Doo) he became a stepfather to her two children, not that they see him as their dad. But things get interesting when the children's real father, Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg - The Other Guys), shows up as he sets about humiliating Brad in every way possible so that not only do the children dislike him but also Sara. The passive Brad tries to be accommodating to Dusty but when it comes down to it will Brad stand for Dusty destroying his family.

I've said this probably more than once but I often wonder what the comedians of the golden era of Hollywood would make of comedies today, I think many would be scratching their head as much as me as what passes for funny these days. And that brings me to "Daddy's Home" a pretty typical modern comedy with the sort of daft humour which is often as dumb as it gets although thankfully as modern comedies go this is not as vulgar as some, existing mostly with body fluid jokes, the sort of which often fill comedies these days.

So what do you get in "Daddy's Home"? Well we have Dusty trying to get one over on Brad, Brad eventually have enough and messing up big time when he tries to get his own back. We also have Mark Wahlberg with his shirt off and a lot of jokes which feel like they are being repeated. But for me whist some of the jokes were funny I think all of them were stupid and that meant by the time the movie was not even half way through it was becoming repetitive.

What this all boils down to is that "Daddy's Home" probably is entertaining for many but for me it is just another modern comedy which trades on stupid, repetitive jokes which less than 24 hours after watching have been forgotten.