"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.
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Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 released the trailer for "Daddy's Home 2" you can watch here:
Daddy's Home 2 (2017) - Official Holiday Trailer - Paramount Pictures.
Here is a short review of "Daddy's Home 2" movie plot summary.
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 doctor/writer, and is stepfather to Adrianna (Didi Costine), Karen's daughter, who does not like Dusty and proves to be a bad influence on Megan. 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 but estranged 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, especially when Dusty becomes jealous of Brad and Don's close relationship. He later reveals that Kurt was not always there for him, and abandoned Dusty on his recital as a child for a hook-up, thus causing Dusty to forget his lines and humiliate himself, effectively resulting in Dusty forming a grudge against Kurt. 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 and not caring if Adriana and Megan drink alcoholic eggnog. She then becomes suspicious of Don's wife and Brad's mother Sherrie's absence from the household, which increases after Don alludes to possible strains in their marriage. Meanwhile, 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.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Daddy's Home 2" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"Daddy's Home 2" movie release date was scheduled to be on November 5, 2017 (Regency Village Theater), on November 10, 2017 (United States) and on December 7, 2017 (Germany, Hungary) distributing 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, Comedy Central, Film1, Odeon, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
The duration of the film is 99 minutes. With a budget of $69-70 million, the film grossed over $180.6 million.
"Daddy's Home 2" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on March 20, 2017.
"Daddy's Home 2" movie 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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