Directed by Sean Anders
Writing credits :Brian Burns (Screenplay and story)
Stars : Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini
Reviwed by | Lenah Mashiya
As we all know, men are commonly territorial beings and this movie clearly depicts the instincts of an alpha male. Dusty; well played by the handsome Mark Wahlberg returns to his ex wife and two children, after realizing that life can certainly continue without him. However, the ever funny actor and comedian Will Ferrell, who plays the discomfited ‘new man in the house’ as Brad, does not take lightly to his gestures.
Daddy’s Home is indeed a pleasantry that can be enjoyed by an audience of all ages. It consists of many unusual state of affairs, that will have you second guessing your own decision making process. With its humour being transparent and easy to interpret, the movie is a definite cause for many tears of laugher. The story line is of a basic comedy setting (which can often be predictable and tedious) but director Sean Anders constructed it well. The man in the middle, or rather the woman in the middle played by Linda Cardellini, who I must admit enjoyed being the centre of all the attention; must be the referee for a very dirty game.
The movie comprises of a problem emanating and the solution being as a result of more occurring problems (which are solved by realising the importance of unity, family ties and a surprise towards the closing stages). It was shot at your usual suburban setting, showcasing the mandatory routines working parents must endure for the sake of civilisation, . We love movies that can reassure us that communication is always the best way to put difficulties past the present times, the trouble returns when history repeats itself as a surprising twist.
This is one of those movies that could pull off a sequel that is just as ingenious as the original, the question is, are you ready for daddy to return home again?