The enjoyable sequel to the 2015 comedy now sees Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) living happily alongside Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg), the father of Dusty’s two stepchildren. The pair stay only a few houses away from each other and have set up a truce that sees them sharing time with their two children, however the pair get a reality check at their daughter Megan’s (Scarlett Estevez) Christmas end of term show when she publically berates her parents for causing her and her brother to spend her Yuletide holiday at two different homes.

As a result of her outburst Dusty and Brad arrange a “together” family Christmas that will not only involve all the parents but also the children’s grandparents.

Dusty’s macho father Kurst (Mel Gibson), an ex-space shuttle pilot, and Brad’s touchy cuddly father Don (John Lithgow) then turn up on the family doorstep and along with them they bring their own bag of troubles.

Daddy’s Home 2 is an easy film to knock but taken in the right spirit there’s a lot to like, Gibson and Lithgow are a welcome addition to the cast, Gibson in particular proving that he’s a dab hand at not only comedy but also equips himself well when the family get themselves snowed in at their local cinema and lead the stranded cinema audience in a rendition of Band Aid’s Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Daddy’s Home 2 might not be the most original Christmas film ever, it does have a lot in common with the classic “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation”, but if you enjoyed the original and the aforementioned National Lampoons film then there’s no reason why you should enjoy this slice of slapstick Christmas nonsense.

Daddy's Home 2 (12A)


Director: Sean Anders
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Alessandra Ambrosio, Jon Cena, Scarlett Estevez, Owen Vaccaro

UK Release: Wednesday 22nd November 2017

Daddy's Home 2 - "Snow Tube" Clip

Daddy's Home 2 - "Ever Dad" Clip