The holidays can be stressful and a little family drama can create utter chaos…
Last week I screened Daddy’s Home 2 and I was taken on a fun comedy ride full of adventure, family dysfunction, and belly laughs. More daddies, more problems… The dads are back in this new sequel!
Thank you Paramount for inviting me to screen Daddy’s Home 2. All opinions are my own.
In the sequel to the 2015 global smash, father and stepfather, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.
C0-parenting can be difficult, and these dads and grandfather’s parenting styles are the complete opposite. When these blended families decide to go on a holiday getaway, things get cray cray and spin out of control.
Mel Gibson’s character is a ruthless stud, who plays the inappropriate grandfather. Dad (Gibson) and his son Dusty’s (Wahlberg) relationship is dry and disconnected. They show little or no emotion towards each other, and Dusty holds some deep grudges with his father.
On the other hand…
Brad (Will Ferrell) and his father (John Lithgow), are teary and overemotional. Brad regresses when his father is around. Just imagine a middle aged man and his pops talking like babies and hugging constantly. Weird right? Yes, but sooo funny!
Mel stirs up drama and causes conflict with the two co-dads. The tension escalates, and the family vacay turns to shit…
Family is everything, and in this film you can feel the love. These hilarious dads eventually learn to “co-dad” and make it work.
There were many unexpected surprises and twists that kept the audience laughing hysterically. It was relatable, delightful, and heartwarming!
Don’t miss this family comedy of the holiday season. Daddy’s Home 2 hits theaters November 10th!
Parents Note* There is some adult humor and situations.
Rated PG13 Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes.