Will Ferrell is the stepdad, Mark Wahlberg is the dad, both are fighting for the affection of their kids in the new comedy Daddy’s Home. A “dad-off” is supposed to be like a standoff, only at the end of this there can be only one dad standing.
The gloves are off in the latest comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. It’s a very simple premise that looks to lead to a lot of funny situations. Again it’s not reinventing the wheel in any way, very by the numbers, but even so the two actors seem to pull it off, at least they did in this two minute trailer. Whether the film can keep it up for a full 90 minutes or more, that’s another thing. Especially with comedies you really hope the studio didn’t just use the funniest bits in the trailer.
Besides Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell, Daddy’s Home also stars Linda Cardellini and Thomas Haden Church. Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2) and John Morris directed and co-wrote the film’s screenplay with Brian Burns. It’s not quite up to the same pedigree as The Other Guys, the previous collaboration between the two actors, but hopefully Daddy’s Home can at least deliver a few good laughs.
Daddy’s Home opens December 25th in the US.