Daddy’s home 2 movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This Christmas-set sequel to Daddy’s Home has a fun cast, but less daddies-rivalry and some unlikeable personalities. Mel Gibson and John Lithgow are fun additions, but the film has failed attempts at dumb humour.


Having finally gotten used to each other’s existence, Dusty and Brad intend on providing their family with the perfect Christmas. However, their plans are foiled when their own fathers decide to visit them on the holidays.

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Movie details

Director: Sean Anders
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Linda Cardellini, Alessandra Ambrosio, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez
Writer: John Morris, Sean Anders
Release Date (Australia): 23 November 2017
Runtime: 98 minutes/1h 38m
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (PG)

The film contains mild themes in the form of crude humour.

Violence (PG)

A man is accidentally shot in the shoulder and blood is depicted.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film includes uses of “ass”, “bitch”, “damn”, “hell”, “crap”, “bastard” and “s**t”.

Sex (PG)

The film contains mild crude sex references and sexual innuendo.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for suggestive material and some language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Daddy’s Home was a funny movie with daddy-rivalry between the hilarious stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. This sequel introduces the more previous generation of daddies and does more fun than the original, but continues to lack charm and create cringe. Daddy’s Home 2 features a Christmas-set tale involving the family going on a holiday, but along come Ferrell’s and Wahlberg’s daddies.

This movie is undoubtedly entertaining, highlighting the original’s stars as two buddies who begin to get along, but also introducing some very quirky new characters enrolled by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow. Gibson is supposed to be the attractive one whilst Lithgow is kind of awkward. The daddies are the film’s true stars, considering this movie is just a failed attempt at comedy.

There’s no denying that there’s a few laughs along the way, but you can’t expect anything new other than what the original did. Daddy’s Home 2 even follows the structure of its predecessor, starting a story, dealing with comical problems between parents and ending in an extremely happy-cringey fashion that’s just not amusing. A lot of the characters are also very unlikeable, in a bratty way, and there’s just dumb jokes.

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