“Were all the funny jokes in the trailer?” is a question I find myself asking a lot when it comes to comedy these days. Perhaps this is due to being overly critical, or perhaps it’s just that I’m not seeing the right comedy films. Daddy’s Home is proof that there is reason to keep an open mind. It has a lot more to offer than the trailer might have us skeptics believing.
It is a topic we all consider at some time in our lives: “If I wasn’t related to my parents would I love them as much?” this makes the movie extremely relatable (pardon the pun) even when it takes some of its more farcical turns. Daddy’s Home throws joke after joke at you, and for me and most of the audience they were sticking. It has its turn at the cheap shots: swearing children, peeing pets, and it’s fair share of penis gags, but for almost every one of these it has fantastic dialogue choices and some moments of beautifully directed humour making jokes about the form of film its self.
Sean Anders, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell won’t be tipped for any Oscars for this film, but they all did a fantastic job bringing together this piece, Ferrell and Wahlberg have such a truly funny chemistry on-screen that the time will just fly by… Also it can’t hurt the eyes to slip as many topless scenes of Marky Mark as we can in.
Daddy’s Home takes to the theatres on the 26th of December and I expect it to be very well received for standing out in the crowd of comedy movies this year.
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