Room enough for the whole family. Mel Gibson is not in many films these days so this was a pretty rare appearance for him. It didn't break the bank. It was honestly one of the funniest comedies of this past decade. All is going well until the biological father, Dusty Mayron, shows up, then everything takes a toll. Also, we have more John Cena.
It has its corny moments especially near the end, although I won't say what to avoid spoiling anything that are almost cringe-worthy, but otherwise I would say it's quite an enjoyable film, although good for just the one-time watch only. Reviews I loved the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg pairing in The Other Guys. . Between Thanksgiving and the end of January is prime-time at the cinema with Oscar hopefuls and Christmas blockbusters dominating the offerings. It has its moments, Will Ferrell has his typical outbursts and the stark contrast between the two father figures is enough amusement on its own. I left not only smiling but feeling totally satisfied and would recommend this movie to anyone who loves a good laugh, a must-see. Stepfather Brad Whitaker is hoping for his stepchildren to love him and treat him like a dad.
The laughs came early and often, I was laughing out loud for most of the movie and I was the only one in the theater at this 3:00 matinée. Brad will also experience once again what it's like to be a stepdad. Will Ferrell plays the stepfather who's always wanted to be a father, clearly a wimpy kid in his childhood that grew up to be a pushover adult that lives for other people. The way I see it, darn near anyone can be a father. After seeing several likely Academy Award nominees that left me wanting, I decided to check out a comedy for a change of pace. This sudden shakeup provides to be a test for them and their families as they explore problems and try to find ways to have an awesome Christmas despite all the trials and shenanigans that now present themselves. What do kids need more, a father or a dad? As for me, I've always wanted to be a dad.
The actors have good chemistry and can play off each other well. Enter Both their dads played by Gibson and Lithgow. Let me tell you, I love it! He obviously is a good actor but I was pleasantly surprised to find he could do comedy. These two could become the next great comic pair if the chemistry if this movie is any indication. Dusty Mayron played by Mark Wahlberg, a tough guy, no strings attached kind of dad who is still living and reliving his adventure years instead of facing his own responsibilities.
We can only hope these two clowns team up again in the near future. It treats me to a smooth ride, and you know what? 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. . . . .
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