Movie Review: Daddy’s Home

Movie Review: Daddy's Home

Over the Christmas break, many movies premiered in a failed attempt to outshine  Star Wars: The Force Awakens. One of these contenders was Daddy’s Home, the comedy featuring Mark Walhburg and Will Ferrell and their attempt to become the “ultimate dad.” This movie didn’t do terribly, bringing in a domestic gross of $143 million and $210 million worldwide. The movie was ranked number two in the box office in its opening weekend and was released to 3, 483 theaters in the Unites States.

And it is not hard to see why this movie did so well.  It features two well known stars and is quite funny.  It draws laughs, cringes, and occasionally even years, despite what you may believe going in. The face-off between dad vs. step-dad is a topic many people can relate to, even if applied to another aspect in life. The continuous failure of Brad (Will Ferrell) and his inevitable injuries bring out laughs in any audience, no matter the age (though you might not want to bring younger children to this movie). Some may say that the slap-stick comedy may have been too much, possibly, but I believe that adds to the appeal of the movie.  This not exactly family-friendly movie is a nice way to spend an afternoon or evening.