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Screenrant | 'Daddy's Home' Review

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Daddy’s Home was directed by Sean Anders, who also co-penned the film with his writing partner John Morris (Horrible Bosses 2, Dumb and Dumber To) and the movie/TV comedy scribe Brian Burns (Blue Bloods). Nevertheless, Daddy’s Home adheres foremost to now well-established conventions of the Will Ferrell school of comedy. As such, Daddy’s Home is a farce with a loosely-structured through line – one that lightly satirizes modern concepts of fatherhood and masculinity – and a narrative that amounts to a series of improvisation-friendly skits and comedy sketches that are strung together just close enough to create a three-act storyline. While Daddy’s Home isn’t consistently funny and lacks the inspired mad comical spark that Ferrell’s best comedies have boasted (see Anchorman), it doesn’t fall flat on its face, either.

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