Daddy's Home 2 is a 2017 American Christmas comedy film directed by Sean Anders.

Official trailers

Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 released the trailer:
Daddy's Home 2 (2017) - Official Holiday Trailer - Paramount Pictures.

Story intro

After finally becoming friends at the end of the first film, Brad Whitaker and Dusty Mayron have a co-dad system where Dusty's two children, Megan and Dylan, take turns at each father's house. Dusty has also remarried, this time to Karen, a writer, and is stepfather to Adrianna, Karen's daughter. Brad and Dusty decide to do away with having two separate Christmases and instead do one "together Christmas." Dusty's tough fighter pilot/astronaut father Kurt and Brad's overbearing and over-cheerful dad, Don arrive for Christmas. Megan and Dylan warmly embrace Don, since he is very present in their lives, while Kurt hasn't seen the children since they were toddlers. Through jealousy of the affection the children show to Don, Kurt rents a large cabin through Airbnb, to house all of them through the holiday week. Brad and Dusty's co-dad relationship is put to the test by Kurt's meddling. Brad's wife Sara also tries to bond with Karen but is taken aback by some of Karen's actions, like shoplifting clothes from a store. Dylan develops a crush on a little girl staying in the cabin next door. Brad gives him some "advice," and Dusty interjects when he finds out that Brad is having what looks like "the talk" with Dylan, when it had been agreed that Dusty would handle that. Finding the trees too small in a farm, they illegally go on to private property to cut one down. Brad mistakes a cell tower for a tree and is electrocuted. After bowling, the family goes out to take the kids to see Santa. While there, Kurt convinces Dylan to ask Santa for a shotgun, which he agrees to. While out hunting the next day, Megan accidentally shoots Kurt in the shoulder, sending him to the hospital. While Kurt is disabled, she manages to shoot two turkeys, surprising Kurt. Brad confesses to Sara that they love each other more than his dad loves him.

Cast

Will Ferrell
Brad
Mark Wahlberg
Dusty
Linda Cardellini
Sara
John Lithgow
Don
John Cena
Roger
Mel Gibson
Kurt
Scarlett Estevez
Megan
Owen Vaccaro
Dylan (as Owen Wilder Vaccaro)
Alessandra Ambrosio
Karen
Didi Costine
Adrianna
Chesley Sullenberger
Brad's Stepdad (as Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger)
Connor Wise
Griffy
Daphne Wise
Griffy
Dylan Wise
Griffy
Andrea Anders
Principal Hayes
Kyle Tristan
Christmas Pageant Kid (as Kyle Tristan Wakefield)
Hector Presedo
Pepe
Yamilah Saravong
Casey
Daniel DiMaggio
Young Dusty
Matthew Delamater
Gun Salesman
Yimmy Yim
Yimmy
Bill Mootos
Bill
Jose Guns Alves
Security Guard (as Jose Gonsalves)
Naheem R. Garcia
Santa (as Alexis R. 'Naheem' Garcia)
John MacGregor
Improv Actor
Kelly Dooley
Improv Actor
Anne Krane
Improv Actor
Matthew Catanzano
Improv Actor (as Matt Catanzano)
Molly Schreiber
Improv Actor
Vicki Hanes
Improv Actor
Jonathan Angel
Improv Audience Member
J.D. Donaruma
Trooper (as James 'JD' Donaruma)
Jonathan Kobs
Nativity Instigator
Oscar Wahlberg
Roberto C. Fishman Pratt
Priscilla Manning
Brad's Mom
Tony V.
Bowling Alley Employee (as Tony V)
Sylvia Barjolo
Marlene
Hillary Olinger
Ms. Pratt
Trip Case
Bowler Kid (as Richard 'Trip' Case III)
Allen Zwolle
Lonely Guy at Theatre
Marisa Pazik
Scotty Kimble's Mom

About

Principal photography began on March 20, 2017.

The film Daddy's Home 2 was scheduled to be released on November 5, 2017 (Regency Village Theater), on November 10, 2017 (United States) and on December 7, 2017 (Germany) by Paramount Pictures, B&H Film Distribution, Central Partnership, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Constantin-Film, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), NCG Distribution, NOS Audiovisuais, Sony Pictures Releasing, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), VaataFilmi, Film1, Odeon, Paramount Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

The duration of the film is 100 minutes. With a budget of $70 million, the film grossed over $180.6 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Daddy's Home 2 got low rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

IMDB: Daddy's Home 2

Wikipedia: Daddy's Home 2

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