Written by Deborah Wee for inSing.
And at the sound of those words, picture two men squeezing through the door.
One is Will Ferrell, a goofy and tender-hearted human teddy bear, sweetly over-enthusiastic about trying to be a step-dad.
The other is Mark Wahlberg, alpha male and ripped, the irresponsible but effortlessly cool biological father. Kudos to the kids for being bestowed with Marky Mark’s genes, by the way.
Competition ensues between the two caricatures, and the results can either be hilarious or, in this day and age, predictable. Unfortunately, it is the latter.
It turns out that ‘Daddy’s Home’ is a testosterone battle oddly dressed as a family comedy, and one that is neither particularly family-friendly nor as funny as it should have been.
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inSing rating: 2/5 stars
Talkiewood rating: 1.5/5 (TALK-o-meter: “That was such an epic fail.”)