Daddy's Home

Synopsis: Stepfather Brad Whitaker is hoping for his stepchildren to love him and treat him like a dad. All is going well until the biological father, Dusty Mayron, shows up, then everything takes a toll. His stepchildren start putting him second and their father first, and now Dusty will have to learn that being a good dad is about pains and struggles. Brad will also experience once again what it's like to be a stepdad.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Sean Anders
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min


Here's a question for you.

What do kids need more? A father or a dad?

What's the difference?

The way I see it, darn near

anyone can be a father...


...but not everyone has the patience

or the devotion to be a dad.

As for me...

Anybody caught a Monarch yet?

...I've always wanted to be a dad.

Let me tell you, I love it!



And I love my Ford Flex.

It treats me to a smooth ride,

and you know what?

It didn't break the bank.

Room enough for the whole family.

Yes, I love being a dad.

And I love these two adorable

little rays of sunshine.

Hey, Dylan! Good morning.


Okay. I'm not their real dad.

Good morning, Mr. Whitaker.

- I'm their stepdad.

- Good morning, Megan.

Can you please put this on the fridge?

Well, sure. Did you do

another drawing of our family?

- Uh-huh.

- Huh?

That's me and Dylan and Mommy.

So great.

And over here, far, far away,

is you.

Oh? And am I wearing a baseball cap?

That's the knife in your head

'cause I was killing you in the eye.

Oh, I see.

Well, I love how you drew my hair.

That's poop.

Well, it's well-drawn.

And I'm guessing it's dog poop?

That's homeless man poop.


All right. (SIGHING)

I actually can't

father my own children,

ever since I hit a little

snafu at a dental office.

(MUFFLED) I've got

a little bit of a gag reflex.

Uh, close your eyes, breathe through

your nose, you'll be fine.

Oh. Okay.




Oh, you got a really weird tongue.

You need to floss better.

Ever since then, my testicles have

been more decorative than anything else.


And I thought I'd never have a family.

Until I met a stunning mom named Sara.

Would you look at her?

I am one lucky so-and-so.

I hit the jackpot.

- Hi.

- Hi.

Sorry I'm taking so long.

I have to show that Sixty West

building to those new clients.

- I know.


- Oh, my God! The kids' lunches.

- Already packed. I wrote them

little inspirational notes

to start them on their day.

They've already eaten their breakfasts,

and you look perfect.

You are amazing.

Look at this, huh? Another family drawing.

Oh, no. I am so sorry.

No, I think you're misunderstanding.

This is the first drawing

where I'm not dead already.

Sure, I've got a knife in my eye

and some homeless man poop on my head,


but this is showing real progress.

I think she's starting to accept me.

You can find the good

in just about anything.

I love that about you. You know that?



Hello. I'm home.


How was the, uh...

What's wrong?

He won't talk to me.

He said he only wants to talk to you.

You want to talk to me?

- Really?

- Mmm-hmm.

- You mean me and your mom?

- Mmm-mmm.

- Just me? By myself?

- Mmm-hmm.

Sure. I'm...

I'm totally free. Let's go to the den.

We'll sit there.

We'll sit.

We can do it sitting or standing?

Doesn't matter. We're just gonna do it.

We're not gonna overthink it.

Yeah. Great. Okay, good.

Just the men, yeah.

A little rap session. Great.

(WHISPERING) Oh, my God.

I just want you to know that

I'm just here to listen. All right?

No judgments, no lectures,

just a compassionate ear.

- Well, there are these kids at school...

- Mmm-hmm.

...and they're bigger than me,

because they're fourth graders.


- And...

Oh, was that weird?

I'm sorry, I'm just...

It's a big moment for me,

and I'm just trying to capture it.

It just came off awkward.

So, go ahead, continue telling

your story. Fourth graders.

Anyway, there are

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