Daddy Day Care

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"Who's your daddy?"
  • PG
  • 2003
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.6  (73,741)
  • 39

Daddy Day Care is a 2003 family comedy directed by Steve Carr and stars Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, and Anjelica Huston. The film follows the story of Charlie Hinton (Eddie Murphy) and his friend Phil Ryerson (Jeff Garlin), who both lose their jobs on the same day. Charlie is a high powered advertising executive, who is let down by his staff, leading to him losing his job. Phil, on the other hand, is a stay-at-home dad who also loses his job, leading to financial troubles at home.

In an effort to support their families, and with no other job opportunities on the horizon, the two men decide to open a daycare center in Charlie's home. The new daycare, named Daddy Day Care, is initially a challenge, as Charlie and Phil have no experience with children.

The storyline is centered mainly around Charlie and Phil as they try to navigate their way through the challenges of running a daycare center. Along with dealing with their own children, they must also cater to the whims of the other parents who entrust their children to them.

Throughout the film, Charlie and Phil's methods of childcare are unconventional and unorthodox, but they get the children excited and happy about spending their days at Daddy Day Care. One of the challenges encountered by the men is the rivalry with a nearby prestigious daycare center owned by Mrs. Haridan (Anjelica Huston).

The conflict between Haridan's daycare and Daddy Day Care culminates in a competition where the students of both daycare centers participate, with the judges being the parents. The competition becomes a battlefield, with both centers trying to outdo each other.

In the end, Daddy Day Care's unconventional methods win the day, but Charlie and Phil are offered their jobs back by their previous employer, with Phil opting to return, and Charlie remaining to run Daddy Day Care.

The movie is a heartwarming family comedy that delivers on its promise of laughs, touching moments and a feel-good ending. It's a perfect watch for families wanting to spend some quality time together and maybe pick up some tips on childcare along the way.

Eddie Murphy delivers an excellent performance as the protagonist. His abilities as a comedian are on full display, and his chemistry with Jeff Garlin is a highlight of the movie. Garlin brings his natural comedic timing to the film, and Huston is delightful in her role as the rival daycare owner.

All in all, Daddy Day Care is an enjoyable family movie that entertains on multiple levels. If you're in the mood for a lighthearted and humorous film, then Daddy Day Care is an excellent choice.

Daddy Day Care is a 2003 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6 and a MetaScore of 39.

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    1 hr 32 min
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    5.6  (73,741)
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