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Daddy’s Home – Nobody does Step-Parenting like Ferrell and Wahlberg!

Reviewed by on Dec 23, 2015
Rating: 5 Star Rating

Daddys Home starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini is sure to make you laugh through all their silly antics. Read KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ryan Rs movie review on Kidzworld

By Ryan R., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

Daddy’s Home Video Review


I really enjoy watching this funny movie directed by Sean Anders. It is pretty hysterical  and enjoyable for preteens. I think adults might like this as well. This movie made me laugh because the movie has  a lot of humor and the jokes are spot on.

The dads discuss bedtime ritualsThe dads discuss bedtime ritualsCourtesy of Paramount Pictures

The movie is about the good stepdad, Brad played by Will Ferrell.  He wants to be accepted by his family because the kids aren’t happy that he is their stepdad. Eventually, they do accept him, but things change when their dad, Dusty played by Mark Wahlberg tries to come back into their life. Brad and Dusty slowly begin to start a “Dad Off”. They try to beat one another to show the kids who the cooler Dad is. Will they fight until there is a winner or will they make a truce and end up liking each other?  

Which dad can be cooler?Which dad can be cooler?Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

One of the things I enjoyed most about this film is the cast. They are really great! I love the message because it talks about acceptance. I also like the jokes in this movie because they are very hilarious.  

Will and Linda play a coupleWill and Linda play a coupleCourtesy of Paramount Pictures

My favorite character is Dusty because he is comes off as this mean person but he is actually not so bad.  Dusty makes changes throughout this movie and makes many hilarious jokes that will make you like him.

Mark Wahlberg as Dad DustyMark Wahlberg as Dad DustyCourtesy of Paramount Pictures

Director & Writer interviews


The message of this movie is acceptance. Both of the dads are trying to get acceptance. Brad wants to be accepted by his step kids so they can be one happy family. Dusty wants to be accepted again after the divorce. Dusty wants to have a family, but he can be irresponsible. In this movie, acceptance is a huge thing. It takes a long amount of time since things don’t happen overnight.

Film Critic RyanFilm Critic RyanCourtesy of KIDS FIRST!

I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this movie for kids ages 11 to 18. It is perfect for tweens and teens but it does contains some inappropriate mild profanity, rude humor and mild violence that make it unsuitable for younger children. I think adults will enjoy this as well. It comes out on Christmas Day so mark your calendars.

Daddy's Home Movie Rating: 5

Daddy's Home PosterDaddy's Home PosterCourtesy of Paramount Pictures

Red Carpet Interviews


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