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"DADDY'S HOME"
(2015) (Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Minor
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Minor
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Minor
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: Just when he thinks his young step-kids are finally accepting him as their new dad, their biological father returns home, intent on winning over them and their mother.
PLOT:
Brad Whitaker (WILL FERRELLL) is an amiable guy with a good job working for Leo (THOMAS HAYDEN CHURCH) at a smooth jazz radio station, while he's recently married Sara (LINDA CARDELLINI). Unable to have kids of his own, he's happy to be a stepfather to two young ones, Dylan (OWEN VACCARO) and Megan (SCARLETT ESTEVEZ), with hopes that they'll eventually call him their dad. When that gets close to fruition, a huge, muscle-bound and handsome obstacle arrives on their doorstep. And that's none other than Sara's ex-husband, Dusty Mayron (MARK WAHLBERG), a covert government type who's in town for a week. Sara isn't happy to see him -- due to Dusty abandoning them in the past -- but the kids are, and Brad figures he should be mature about this and go with the flow.

But it's not long before he sees Dusty as a threat to his status with the kids, especially when he builds them a nice tree house and skateboard ramp with the help of a handyman, Griff (HANNIBAL BURESS), who ends up moving in with them. As the days pass and Dusty keeps making inroad with the kids -- and toward Sara in Brad's eyes -- the mild-mannered stepfather pulls out all the stops in hopes of defeating his new competitor for being the dad of the family.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
The slapstick style antics seen in the ads might draw in some kids, especially if they're fans of Farrell, Wahlberg or anyone else in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For thematic elements, crude and suggestive content, and for language.


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