Daddy’s Home 2 parents guide

Daddy’s Home 2 Parent Guide

Like father, like son.

Release date November 10, 2017

If you think step-dad Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) had trouble in the last movie adjusting to the return of his wife's (Linda Cardellini) ex-husband Dusty (Mark Wahlberg), wait until you see what the softy is faced with this Christmas. Not only is tough-guy Dusty home for the holidays, but so is his equally-hard father Kurt (Mel Gibson). And if that's not enough, Brad's own mellow dad (John Lithgow) is making an appearance as well.

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There are some movies a critic hopes will never get the sequel treatment. For Me, Daddy's Home was one such film. Releasing on Christmas Day 2015, it meant I had one more screening to attend and one more review to write during the already busy holiday season.

Not to worry -- I have my priorities straight. The studio didn't offer us an advanced screening (which is usually a sign of their lack of confidence in the production) and I didn't bother fitting it into my schedule until a few days after the family festivities.

As suspected, Daddy's Home was a turkey of a movie, stuffed with crude jokes and offering little humor for garnish. Despite it's promotional push as a family film, it was really an adult themed story that just happened to feature a couple of kids caught in the middle of some juvenile grown-ups. Once my review was posted, I promptly forgot all about it.

Sadly, the studio did not. Thanks to a box office take of over $150 million, they decided to give the premise another go. In Daddy's Home 2 the plot feature four fathers, played by Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell and John Lithgow, engaged in yet another testosterone-charged competition. I expect the antics to be about the same as the first outing -- although sequels do have the reputation of being even less funny than the movies on which they are based.

By Donna Gustafson

Cast and Crew

Daddy’s Home 2 is directed by Sean Anders and stars Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, Will Ferrell, John Lithgow.

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This movie is a sequel to Daddy's Home. Will Farrell can also be seen in the Christmas movie Elf. Mark Wahlberg stars in Deepwater Horizon. Mel Gibson leads in Signs and John Lithgow lends his voice to the character Lord Farquaad in the animation Shrek.