Night at the Orpheum - Daddy's Home 2

Daddy’s Home 2

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg team up in Daddy’s Home 2 providing the same crass humor and slapstick comedy of  the first one. 

Daddy’s Home 2 returns to stepdads Brad and Dusty as they try to make the holiday season less awkward for their children but the arrival of their fathers make things go a little wacky. Cue the over the top acting, something that Ferrell has mastered over the years, and the type of humor that has become a little outdated. 

Writer and director Sean Anders has a very specific type of comedy that he has become known for and Daddy’s Home 2 is no different, tapping into gross and sometimes taboo areas to make fun of. 

Ferrell and Wahlberg’s chemistry is the only saving grace for the film. They’re antics between each other are emotional and poignant, leaving the other characters in the dust in terms of good character development, but this is no surprise for fans who know both actors and their work.

Ferrell and Wahlberg have portrayed similar characters before in The Other Guys which depicts two cops who are polar opposites but still become good friends. 

The message of Daddy’s Home 2 is complicated and sometimes deluded with the weird and overly gross humor. Anders is willing to compromise the storytelling of the film for out there comedy antics. The one essential problem to Daddy’s Home 2 is the children characters who are most often left alone in the first film but in the second they are not spared. 

Anders taps into childhood innocence and insecurities to his benefit, corrupting it in a surprising manner that is supposed to make the audience laugh. 

Despite some of the out of touch comedy scenes, Daddy’s Home 2 does have some scenes that are deserving of a laugh. 

Anders Daddy’s Home 2 receives 2 Os out of 5 Os.

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