Watch Daddy's Home 2
- 1 hr 40 min
In Daddy's Home 2, the dynamic duo of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg reprise their roles as co-parenting dads Brad and Dusty. This time around, they're joined by their own fathers, played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, respectively. The film is a sequel to the 2015 comedy Daddy's Home. The story picks up on the heels of the first film, with Brad and Dusty finally settling into their new roles as co-dads to their shared children. However, as the holiday season approaches, they're thrown for a loop when their own fathers show up, unannounced, to shake things up.
Brad's father, Don (played by Mel Gibson), is a tough, macho type who makes no secret of his disdain for his son's "coddling" parenting style. Dusty's father, Kurt (John Lithgow), is a sweet, doting man who's always been there for his son - perhaps a bit too much. When these four men clash under one roof, chaos and hilarity ensue.
As the film unfolds, we see the tensions between the four dads rise to a fever pitch. Brad and Dusty are at odds about how to handle their own fathers, with Brad wanting to impress and please Don, while Dusty struggles to connect with Kurt without feeling suffocated. Meanwhile, Don and Kurt's clashing personalities cause their own set of problems, with Don pushing Kurt's buttons and Kurt trying to keep the peace.
Though the film is ostensibly a comedy, it also tackles some deeper themes of family dynamics and the struggle to connect with loved ones. Brad, in particular, faces some tough questions about his own father and what kind of parent he wants to be himself. Don, meanwhile, grapples with the fallout of his own parenting mistakes and how they've affected his relationship with Brad.
As always, Ferrell and Wahlberg are a hilarious pair, bouncing off each other's energy and chemistry with ease. Gibson and Lithgow are also welcome additions to the cast, with Gibson bringing a gruff, no-nonsense demeanor to his role and Lithgow providing some heartwarming laughs as the quintessential doting grandpa.
The film also features some standout performances from the supporting cast, including Linda Cardellini as Brad's wife Sara, and John Cena as Roger, a scene-stealing character who's vying for the affections of Sara's own father.
Overall, Daddy's Home 2 is a fun, lighthearted comedy that packs a surprising emotional punch. It's an entertaining riff on the classic holiday family gathering, with just enough heart to keep you invested in the characters' journeys. Whether you're a fan of the first film or just in the mood for a feel-good movie, Daddy's Home 2 is definitely worth checking out.
Daddy's Home 2 is a 2017 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 30.