DADDY’S HOME 2 (2017 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Daddy’s Home 2 suffers from casting choices. The combination of Mel Gibson with John Lithgow works awkwardly; the addition of John Cena doesn’t work at all. Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg try to make the film happen, as the prequel did, but fail to pull off the same magic that made the first film a very good piece of entertainment. The story plays too much on the “the broken family” idea and deteriorates into a rather sloppy mess by the end of the movie.

Storyline

Two Co-dads brace themselves for a Christmas that includes the two Granddads.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sean Anders for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Molly Allen, Sean Anders, Stephen Levinson, and Mark Wahlberg for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Brad (Will Ferrell), Dusty (Mark Wahlberg), Kurt (Mel Gibson), Don (John Lithgow), Sara (Linda Cardellini), Karen (Alessandra Ambrosio), Dylan (Owen Vaccaro), Megan (Scarlett Estevez), and Adrianna (Didi Costine).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The three things that make this movie a 'yes' are: It's a Christmas story; it has a star-studded cast; it runs on a comedic theme.

Ben Meyers

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