Daddy’s Home is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders and written by Brian Burns, Anders and John Morris. The film is about a mild-mannered step-father (Will Ferrell) who vies for the attention of the children of his wife (Linda Cardellini) when their real father (Mark Wahlberg) comes back into the picture.
The second collaboration between Ferrell and Wahlberg following the 2010 film The Other Guys, principal photography began on November 17, 2014, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The film was released on December 25, 2015 by Paramount Pictures, received mixed reviews and grossed $240 million worldwide.
Mild-mannered radio executive Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) struggles to be a good stepfather to his wife Sara’s (Linda Cardellini) two children, Megan and Dylan, and is seemingly sterile after an accident to his testicles some years ago. The children begin to grow closer to Brad, with Dylan confiding in him that he is being picked on at school and Megan asking him to take her to a father/daughter dance at her school. One night, the kids’ biological father and Sara’s former husband Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) calls, and discovers Sara’s marriage with Brad. He subsequently and suddenly announces he will be visiting the next day. Sara is hesitant about her former husband being in their home, but Brad convinces her that it is important for the kids that their father and stepfather establish boundaries with each other.
When Dusty arrives, Brad is immediately intimidated by his more attractive and muscular appearance, and how he easily gets along with Megan and Dylan – however, Dusty continually charms Brad into letting him stay, despite Sara protesting about the kind of man that Dusty really is. Brad soon wises up when it becomes clear that Dusty intends to drive Brad out of his kids’ lives and reconcile with Sara. After multiple instances of Dusty showing Brad up – including getting the kids a dog, finishing a treehouse that Brad wanted to build with Dylan, and attempting to drive a wedge between Brad and Sara by taking them to a fertility doctor (Bobby Cannavale), hoping that Brad’s inability to give Sara a baby will send her into Dusty’s arms, the two men appear to reach an understanding after working together to teach Dylan how to defend himself. Additionally, Brad and Sara are overjoyed to learn that Brad’s sperm count has increased significantly (implied to be a result of Dusty “invading his territory“), giving them hope of having a child together.
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