Daddy’s Home

Theatrical Release: December 25, 2015
Daddy’s Home


A mild-mannered radio executive strives to become the best stepdad to his wife’s two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling and freeloading real father arrives, forcing the stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids.

Dove Review

“Daddy’s Home” contains a few laugh-out-loud moments and a positive statement about an ex-husband getting along with the wife’s current husband for the sake of the children. Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg) comes back into the life of his ex-wife, Sara (Linda Cardellini), with the idea to win her back from her new husband Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell), as well as their two kids. However, Brad is an easy-going and very likable guy, and despite his efforts to sabotage Brad, Dusty can’t help but like him. Eventually the two “dads” might possibly become co-dads. The film features a comedic theme that Dusty and his friend Griff both move in with Brad and his family and make themselves completely at home. Griff (Hannibal Buress) is good for some laughs: for example, he asks if he is allowed to eat something he is already eating, just to be polite.

However, the film is crude and contains many sexual jokes and comments. At the screening I attended, a father walked out with his daughter who was probably around 10 years old. “Daddy’s Home” is not a movie for kids and, due to the sexual and language content, does not earn our Dove “Family-Approved’ Seal.

Content Description

Sex: Footage of rhinos having sex; many innuendos and sexual comments, including the use of slang to describe male genitalia; a man goes into a room with a cup to masturbate in order for his sperm to be used to impregnate his wife; a man kisses a married woman's head and looks at her with desire; a "topless maid" comment.
Language: A lot of language throughout the film, including GD, J, sexual slang including slang for testicles and male genitalia, and several uses of harsh language; kid is encouraged to use the word "b*tch."
Violence: A girl draws a picture of a knife in the head of her stepfather; a boy hits a girl who has been picking on him; a man punches another man; in a scene played for laughs, a man on a skateboard hits an electrical wire and is knocked out from the shock; a man can't handle a motorcycle, which winds up carrying him into his house and doing some damage.
Drugs: Drinking in several scenes, including the drinking of beer; a steroids comment.
Nudity: Man in swimsuit; shirtless man in a few scenes; cleavage; cheerleaders in short skirts; rear male nudity.
Other: A tampon is mentioned a few times and becomes a bit of a running joke; played for laughs, a stepdad gives the two kids presents for Christmas in April and goes deep into debt to win their affection; a man says he "crapped" in the wastebasket; kid is disrespectful to her stepfather but changes later on.


Company: Paramount
Director: Sean Anders
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter