"Daddy's Home 2" is a 2017 American Christmas comedy film directed by Sean Anders.
The starring cast includes Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, John Lithgow, John Cena, Mel Gibson, Scarlett Estevez, Owen Vaccaro, Alessandra Ambrosio, Didi Costine and others.
Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 released the trailer:
Daddy's Home 2 (2017) - Official Holiday Trailer - Paramount Pictures.
After finally becoming friends, Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) and Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) 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, doctor, and is stepfather to Adrianna (Didi Costine), Karen's daughter. Brad and Dusty decide to do away with having two separate Christmases (after Megan had embarrassed the two by admitting during a school recital, through a letter she wrote, that she did not like Christmas anymore due to the dual arrangement) and instead do one "together Christmas". Dusty's tough fighter pilot/astronaut father Kurt and Brad's overbearing and over-cheerful dad, Don (John Lithgow), unexpectedly 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 (Linda Cardellini) also tries to bond with Karen but is taken aback by some of Karen's actions, like shoplifting clothes from a store. Sara starts noticing why Don never showed up without Brad's mother. Dylan develops a crush on a little girl staying in the cabin next door, thus making Megan and Adrianna constantly tease him in front of the little girl. 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 (Naheem R. Garcia). 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.
Here is the full cast and characters of Daddy's Home 2.
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, Hungary) by Paramount Pictures International, UIP-Dunafilm, B&H Film Distribution, Central Partnership, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), CinemArt, Columbia Pictures, 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 99 minutes. With a budget of $70 million, the film grossed over $180.6 million.
The film Daddy's Home 2 is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Daddy's Home 2 filming. Principal photography began on March 20, 2017.
Daddy's Home 2 got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 21/100. But the audience kinda likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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