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photo for Daddy’s Home “Daddy’s Home” is a by-the-book comedy about mild-mannered radio executive Brad (Will Ferrell) and his trials and tribulations as he tries to become the best step dad possible to his new wife’s (Linda Cardellini) two kids. Unfortunately, when biological father Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) shows up unexpectedly, Brad’s idyllic family life is turned upside down and he has to go toe-to-toe with Dusty to prove he’s the better dad. The results, of course, are predictable — brainy Brad just can’t keep up with brawny Dusty, and he must figure out new ways to get the upper hand, resulting in typical Will Ferrell loser-persona comedy situations. Still, there’s plenty of laughs to go around — and you can’t knock the presence of the always likeable Wahlberg.Vitals: Director: Sean Anders. Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church, Scarlett Estevez, Owen Vaccaro, Bobby Cannavale, Hannibal Buress. 2015, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 96 min., Comedy, Box office gross: $145.237 million, Paramount. Blu-ray extras: “The Making of Daddy’s Home” behind-the-scenes featurette with cast interviews; “Daddy-Off” discussion between Ferrell and Wahlberg about how their characters compete to be the “Best Dad” and how they eventually learn to share a common ground; “Daddy Daughter Dance” behind-the-scenes; “Halftime Stunt”; “Tony Hawk: Skater Double” ultimate reveal as world-famous skateboarder Tony Hawk gets back on the halfpipe while doubling for Will Farrell’s character during the epic skateboard stand-off between dads; “Child’s Play” piece showcasing the talent of the child actors who play “Dylan” and “Megan”; “Hannibal Buress: The Perfect Houseguest” unfiltered featurette about rising comedic star Hannibal Buress and how he became involved in the film; “Blooper – Jeet Kune Do” as Ferrell and Wahlberg attempt to tell the perfect bedtime story; deleted and extended scenes. 2 stars

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