The Legacy Continues As the Perfect Half Grandparent (by cathys848)
Life is a stage and where else would you meet so many characters but in your own family.I loved them all: The show stopper was Mel Gibson who played it real as the alcoholic macho sex addict grandfather. He just can't connect with others except through his macho masculinity and antagonizing others."I may be a lot of things but I am not a heathen" Mel says.Like a lot of us Mel loves the story but not the walk.Like his other half the step grandparent high functioning autistic he just wants to connect but can't.Welcome home Mel. It is not the trauma that makes us sick but the <more>
inability to express the trauma: Blended families, divided loyalties, alcoholism, and people with neuro differences: high functioning autism.This film is a heavy hitter extremely funny: comic relief a perfect 10!!
All these bad reviews are probably from grinches that have a gripe with the actors. THIS MOVIE WAS AWESOME!!!!!! My family and I laughed the entire time. The different personalities of the characters were golden. I can watch this movie again and again. I highly recommend it. Mark, Mel, Will, Lithrow, John they make a great team. It's all fun and laughs and add the wonderful spirit of Christmas. Just go watch it. Don't listen to the haters.
Loved it (by charlottes-95197)
I really liked the first one and when I seen they made a second one I knew I had to see it so glad I did not disappointed at all well worth it GO SEE IT.Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg act together very well I hope they make a number 3 perfect choice Mel Gibson and John Lithgow great movie with the 4 of them I hope they make John Cena's part bigger and who could play his dad or even the wives who could play there dads lots of laughs in the movie
Ignore the Haters ; (by bmonsoon)
100% chance of this movie being silly and ridiculous, so why go if you expect anything else? I was pleasantly surprised because Daddy's Home Two was much better than the first one. I laughed so hard I cried through the whole thing & the rest of the audience was laughing right along. The chemistry between the characters is great, and the one liners are hilarious. I plan to watch this every Christmas.
Great Comedy (by idospasjody)
This is much better than the first one. I'm 50 and my daughter is 19 and we laughed all the way thru it. The first one is a little to sappy for me, but the second one is pure comedy. It's just fun. The 4 male stars have the best chemistry and deliver lines with such timing it's refreshing. Have fun
Don't listen to the critics! (by jdogkg)
I loved the first daddy's home. I thought it was a very funny and underrated comedy. Both Farrell and Wahlberg we're great in my opinion. So I guess you can say I was pumped to see this film. When the reviews came out for this movie, however, I was very heartbroken. Regardless, I still wanted to check it out. And this is yet another example of why I shouldn't listen to critics. This movie was so hilarious! At least every 10 minutes it made me laugh out loud! Even had me gut busting laughing out of my seat a couple times. Almost all jokes hit or at least had me grinning. Of course, <more>
Farrell and Wahlberg are both fantastic as Brad and Dusty. They play their characters so well and couldn't imagine being played by anybody else. Let's talk about John Lithlow and Mel Gibson. They were awesome as the grandparents! All 4 of those actors had great chemistry and that is my number one pro of this movie! There are a couple of cons in this movie. Some of the jokes fall and can be cringe worthy. And sometimes the editing and pacing can be off. But other than that, I suggest you check it out. I guarantee you will have such a fun time! Laughter is the best medicine! 😂
Adding Gibson to the cast was brilliant in my opinion! (by Hellmant)
'DADDY'S HOME 2': Four Stars Out of Five A sequel to the 2015 hit comedy starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, as two rival fathers competing for the same children's love. In this follow-up they're now friends, and they have to deal with their own fathers visiting for the holidays, who are also complete opposites as well of course. Mel Gibson and John Lithgow join the cast, as the elder dads, while Linda Cardellini and John Cena also reprise their roles from the original movie. The film was once again directed by Sean Anders, and it was written by Anders and John <more>
Morris the same duo also co-wrote the original, as well as 'HOT TUB TIME MACHINE', 'SEX DRIVE', 'SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE', 'WE'RE THE MILLERS', 'HORRIBLE BOSSES 2', and other hit comedies . This film has received nearly unanimous negative reviews from critics, but it's done really well at the Box Office and with viewers there . I thought it was pretty funny too actually.Brad and Dusty Ferrell and Wahlberg now get along perfectly, and our doing a really effective job co-parenting their kids together. Then both of their fathers, Kurt Gibson and Don Lithgow , decide to visit them for the holidays. Kurt is extremely egotistical, obsessively masculine, and a bit of a sexist asshole. Don is really sweet, kind and friendly. More family drama occurs because of their visit, which causes conflict between Brad and Dusty again as well. Especially when Brad invites the biological father Cena of Dusty's stepdaughter over.The movie is frequently very funny. It definitely has some bad jokes in it too, and it's a pretty routine family Christmas comedy, but it's still mostly funny. Adding Gibson to the cast, as the womanizing chauvinistic pig, was brilliant casting in my opinion as well, and he's hilarious in the role. Lithgow is also good in his part too, and Ferrell and Wahlberg are both effective once again too. I actually enjoyed this sequel more than it's predecessor; it seems more packed with quality humor to me, at least in my opinion. It's also more fun that it's set at Christmas in my opinion as well .
under-rated enough to question critics (by Jawsphobia)
These days I rarely enter an IMDb review. And when I have in the past it has usually been to offer an under-represented opinion. Here goes:I suspect that some critics are triggered by bits that appear in trailers for the film, like the running joke that Will Ferrell kisses his father John Lithgow as Mel makes wry commentary on it. What someone today might call "gay panic" or "homophobia" is actually better described as CULTURE SHOCK, a term without so much judgment. It is all part of a character arc and effectively underscores the difference in parenting styles at the <more>
heart of the movie's conflicts.This movie opened on my father's birthday, which might have been a good time to see it or a terrible weepy time but I had to work. I finally saw it and had the cinema all to myself on a Friday afternoon. The movie deserves more success. It is about on par with most Christmas dysfunction movies like Christmas Vacation. Watching a few of the set-piece moments, especially where they culminate, I am flabbergasted that critics have been hostile. Rotten Tomatoes guaranteed fresh the remake of Ghostbusters and this movie gets a splat? Something is rotten besides tomatoes in the state of Denmark.The movie skewers gun safety, drinking, and Christmas rituals --- while introducing something I've never heard of: Do people dress as characters in public Nativity scenes? Overall, I found the movie pleasant and mild. The actors are all charming, even the model girlfriend who actually does have a discrete character that isn't quite a cliché. You can safely disregard any review by a Mel Gibson hater. Adam Carolla's co-host reported Mel saying some quite correct and positive things about the trend of holding abusers accountable, but then she couldn't resist what she called a "refresher" on Mel's past troubles. Those kinds of "refreshers" tend to leave out CONTEXT!!!! and also tend to omit the factor of alcoholism and bipolar disorder, two valid obstacles which I am pleased to see him overcome. He is quite funny in this. I hope he keeps acting and directing .There is a fun movie within a movie that is an interesting commentary on Hollywood taste. The movie had me laughing albeit alone in an otherwise empty theatre and pretty much smiling the rest of the time. I found it to be a notch better and funnier than the original. Will and Mark are a bit more grounded here. The one scene that didn't work for me as physical comedy was a snow blower catching a string of Christmas lights and pulling it dangerously around, only because it reminded me of a cable snapping in the Piranha remake and slicing someone. The possibility of serious injury was prolonged a few seconds too much. But most of the movie is about little mundane moments and conflicts people can rise above. The ending is Christmas Movie cheesy and that is okay with me.
Not as funny as the first one, but the additional all star cast and Christmas timing upped it a few notches. (by TheTopDawgCritic)
The critics sure slammed this one. Sure, it's not as funny as the first one, and way too sappy, but the additional all star cast and Christmas timing upped it a few notches. Still an entertaining and fun flick. 8/10 from me