Daddy's Home 2

Daddy's Home 2

2017, PG-13, 110 min. Directed by Sean Anders. Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Alessandra Ambrosio, John Cena, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez, Didi Costine.

REVIEWED By Danielle White, Fri., Nov. 10, 2017

There’s almost something political about Daddy’s Home 2. Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell) have teamed up as “co-dads” in what could be viewed as a very progressive parenting situation. They share the duties of carting the kids around and baking cookies for PTA meetings. They employ cheery tones. They fist bump. There’s a sense of equality – they even drive the same type of car. To alleviate stress on the children, they decide to have “together Christmas,” which unexpectedly includes both dads’ dads (played by Gibson and Lithgow – the casting is really on point).

Dusty’s father Kurt (Gibson), a grizzled Adonis, takes issue with this “blended” family dynamic. Not only does he manage to reawaken some competitive antics between Brad and Dusty, but he imposes his “character-building” parenting techniques on one of the grandkids, Dylan (Vaccaro). Some seem harmless (taking the guardrails down at the bowling alley) and some really are not (let’s say Kurt has an approach to women that is somewhat “presidential”). When Dylan’s sister Megan (Estevez) expresses interest in going hunting with him, Kurt literally tells her a woman’s place is in the kitchen. This remark finally pushes Sara (Cardellini) into taking a break from fawning over Dusty’s new wife (Ambrosio) just long enough to assert her daughter’s independence – the only parenting she does over the course of both movies. (Though I would argue it was a personally motivated faux act of rebellion more than anything, it still counts.)

The bulk of the “comedy” hinges on how much bodily injury – as a result of decorating mishaps, snowball fights, and the like – Brad/Brad’s dad (both grandfather characters are extensions of their sons) can withstand, and this gets old quickly. With all the violence in the world lately, it seems perverse to insert so much male aggression into what is supposed to be a fun holiday movie. When Roger (Cena) roars onto the scene in his very large truck, it’s testosterone overload. And while the children are mainly used as pawns in the larger power struggle, there are a couple of scenes in which Estevez has a chance to deliver some lines that are actually funny. And maybe that’s the takeaway: The silly men should step aside and let the little girl shine.

Showtimes

Sat., Nov. 18

11:15am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:45, 10:30

Sun., Nov. 19

11:15am, 2:10, 4:50, 7:45, 10:30

Mon., Nov. 20

11:40am, 2:30, 5:30, 8:10, 10:50

Tue., Nov. 21

2:30, 5:30, 6:45, 9:20
AFA 11:35am

Wed., Nov. 22

9:05am, 11:50am, 2:35, 5:30, 8:35, 11:20

Thu., Nov. 23

9:05am, 11:50am, 2:35, 5:30, 8:35, 11:20

Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane

5701 W. Slaughter, 512/861-7060, drafthouse.com/austin/theater/slaughter-lane

Showtimes at this venue are subject to frequent change. Please confirm daily times by phone or website.

Sat., Nov. 18

11:10am, 2:20, 5:15, 8:20, 11:00

Sun., Nov. 19

11:40am, 2:25, 5:25, 8:20, 11:00

Mon., Nov. 20

11:20am, 2:25, 5:25, 8:20, 11:00

Tue., Nov. 21

3:50, 7:30, 10:15
AFA 10:05am, 12:50

Wed., Nov. 22

11:00am, 1:50, 4:35, 7:30, 10:15

Thu., Nov. 23

11:00am, 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 10:05

Sat., Nov. 18

10:05am, 12:45, 3:25, 6:00, 9:05

Sun., Nov. 19

10:15am, 12:55, 3:35, 6:20, 9:00

Mon., Nov. 20

10:10am, 1:10, 4:00, 6:45, 9:30

Tue., Nov. 21

4:00, 6:45, 9:30
AFA 10:10am, 1:10

Wed., Nov. 22

11:15am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:25, 10:05

Thu., Nov. 23

11:20am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:25, 10:05

Barton Creek Square (AMC)

2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy, 512/306-1991, www.amctheatres.com

Matinee discounts available before 4pm daily. Bring Your Baby matinees the first Tuesday of every month.

Sat., Nov. 18

CC/DVS 1:15, 3:45, 5:15, 6:30, 8:15, 9:30
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 1:15, 3:45, 5:15, 6:30, 8:15, 9:30

Sun., Nov. 19

CC/DVS 1:15, 3:45, 5:15, 6:30, 8:15, 9:30
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 1:15, 3:45, 5:15, 6:30, 8:15, 9:30

Mon., Nov. 20

CC/DVS 11:45am, 1:30, 4:15, 5:55, 6:40, 8:40, 9:15
CC/DVS, recliners, reserved seating 11:45am, 1:30, 4:15, 5:55, 6:40, 8:40, 9:15

Tue., Nov. 21

CC/DVS 11:45am, 1:30, 4:15, 5:55, 6:40, 8:40, 9:15

Wed., Nov. 22

CC/DVS 12:45, 3:45, 6:40, 9:20

Cinemark 20 and XD

N. I-35 & FM 1825, 512/989-8535

Cost for 3-D and XD shows is regular ticket price plus a premium.

Sat., Nov. 18

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Cinemark Cedar Park

1335 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, 800/326-3264

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Sat., Nov. 18

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Sat., Nov. 18

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Cinemark Round Rock

4401 N. I-35, Round Rock, 800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium. Call theatre for complete March 26-28 showtimes.

Sat., Nov. 18

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Sun., Nov. 19

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Mon., Nov. 20

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Cinemark Southpark Meadows

9900 S. I-35, 800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Sat., Nov. 18

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Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center

18820 Hilltop Commercial Dr., 512/251-0938, www.cinemark.com

Sat., Nov. 18

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Sun., Nov. 19

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Mon., Nov. 20

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Tue., Nov. 21

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City Lights Theatre

420 Wolf Ranch Parkway, Georgetown, 512/868-9922

Sat., Nov. 18

10:55am, 1:40, 4:45, 7:35, 10:15

Sun., Nov. 19

1:40, 4:45, 7:35, 10:15

Mon., Nov. 20

10:55am, 1:40, 4:45, 7:35, 10:15

Tue., Nov. 21

10:55am, 1:40, 4:45, 7:35, 10:15

EVO Entertainment

3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle, 512/523-9009, www.evo-entertainment.com

Sat., Nov. 18

11:35am, 12:20, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:15, 9:50

Sun., Nov. 19

11:35am, 2:10, 3:50, 4:40, 6:30, 7:20, 9:00, 9:50

Mon., Nov. 20

11:35am, 12:20, 2:10, 3:50, 4:40, 6:30, 7:20, 9:00, 9:50

Tue., Nov. 21

11:35am, 12:20, 2:10, 3:50, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

Flix Brewhouse

2200 S. I-35, Round Rock, 512/244-3549, www.flixbrewhouse.com/round-rock

Sat., Nov. 18

CC 12:00, 3:15, 7:30, 9:45

Sun., Nov. 19

CC 12:00, 3:15, 7:30, 9:45

Mon., Nov. 20

CC 12:00, 3:15, 7:30, 9:45

Tue., Nov. 21

CC 12:00, 3:15, 7:30, 9:45

Wed., Nov. 22

CC 12:00, 3:15, 7:30, 9:45

Thu., Nov. 23

CC 12:00, 3:15, 7:30, 9:45

Galaxy Highland 10

6700 Middle Fiskville, 512/467-7305, www.galaxytheatres.com

No one under 18 will be allowed in the theatre on Friday or Saturday after 7pm without an adult.

Sat., Nov. 18

CC/DL/HI 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25

Sun., Nov. 19

CC/DL/HI 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25

Mon., Nov. 20

CC/DL/HI 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25

Tue., Nov. 21

CC/DL/HI 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25
ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25

Wed., Nov. 22

ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25

Thu., Nov. 23

ClosedCap;DescListen;HI 12:00, 2:15, 4:45, 7:10, 9:25

Gateway Theatre

9700 Stonelake, 512/416-5700

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Sat., Nov. 18

CC/DVS 11:35am, 12:40, 1:15, 2:35, 3:45, 4:25, 5:05, 6:45, 7:20, 7:55, 9:40, 10:05, 10:30

Sun., Nov. 19

CC/DVS 11:35am, 12:40, 1:15, 2:35, 3:45, 4:25, 5:05, 6:45, 7:20, 7:55, 9:40, 10:05, 10:30

Mon., Nov. 20

CC/DVS 11:35am, 12:40, 1:15, 2:35, 3:45, 4:25, 5:05, 6:45, 7:20, 7:55, 9:40, 10:05, 10:30

Tue., Nov. 21

CC/DVS 11:35am, 12:40, 1:15, 2:35, 3:45, 4:25, 5:05, 6:45, 7:55, 9:40, 10:30

Hometown Cinemas

120 MLK Jr. Industrial Blvd. W, Lockhart, 512/398-4100, www.hometowncinemas.com

Sat., Nov. 18

11:40am, 2:15, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30

Sun., Nov. 19

11:40am, 2:15, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30

Mon., Nov. 20

11:40am, 2:15, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30

Tue., Nov. 21

11:40am, 2:15, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30

Wed., Nov. 22

11:40am, 2:15, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30

Thu., Nov. 23

2:15, 4:50, 7:10, 9:30

iPic Theaters Austin

3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, 512/568-3400, www.ipic.com

Sat., Nov. 18

11:55am, 3:15, 6:30, 9:50

Sun., Nov. 19

11:55am, 3:15, 6:30, 9:50

Mon., Nov. 20

11:55am, 3:15, 6:30, 9:50

Metropolitan

901 Little Texas, 512/447-0101

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Sat., Nov. 18

CC/DVS 12:00, 1:00, 2:35, 3:40, 5:10, 6:40, 7:50, 9:30, 10:30

Sun., Nov. 19

CC/DVS 12:00, 1:00, 2:35, 3:40, 5:10, 6:40, 7:50, 9:30, 10:30

Mon., Nov. 20

CC/DVS 12:00, 1:00, 2:35, 3:40, 5:10, 6:40, 7:50, 9:30, 10:30

Tue., Nov. 21

CC/DVS 12:00, 1:00, 2:35, 3:40, 5:10, 6:40, 7:50, 9:30, 10:30

Moviehouse & Eatery

8300 N. FM 620, Bldg. B, 512/501-3520, www.themoviehouse.com/austin/

Sat., Nov. 18

10:50am, 2:10, 5:10, 8:00, 10:45

Sun., Nov. 19

10:50am, 2:10, 5:10, 8:00, 10:45

Mon., Nov. 20

10:50am, 2:10, 5:10, 8:00, 10:45

Tue., Nov. 21

10:50am, 2:10, 5:10, 8:00, 10:45

Wed., Nov. 22

10:50am, 5:10, 8:00, 10:45

Thu., Nov. 23

10:50am, 5:10, 8:00, 10:45

Schulman Theatres Lost Pines 8

1600 Chestnut St, Bastrop, 512/321-0123, www.schulmantheatres.com

Sat., Nov. 18

10:45am, 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00

Sun., Nov. 19

10:45am, 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00

Mon., Nov. 20

10:45am, 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00

Tue., Nov. 21

10:45am, 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00

Wed., Nov. 22

10:45am, 1:15, 3:50, 6:25, 9:00

ShowBiz Cinemas 8 Marble Falls

2600 Hwy 281 North, Marble Falls

Call theatre for August 22-23 showtimes.

Sat., Nov. 18

11:20am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:30, 10:00

Sun., Nov. 19

11:20am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:30, 10:00

Mon., Nov. 20

11:20am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:30, 10:00

Tue., Nov. 21

11:20am, 2:00, 4:40, 7:30, 9:50

Sat., Nov. 18

11:00am, 1:55, 4:25, 6:45, 11:10

Sun., Nov. 19

11:15am, 1:35, 5:25, 7:15, 11:10

Mon., Nov. 20

5:15, 8:00, 11:00

Tue., Nov. 21

5:15

Starplex 12 San Marcos

1250 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos, 512/805-8000

Sat., Nov. 18

11:35am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

Sun., Nov. 19

11:35am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

Mon., Nov. 20

11:35am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

Tue., Nov. 21

11:35am, 2:10, 4:40, 7:20, 9:50

Westgate 11

4477 S. Lamar Blvd, 512/899-2717

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

Sat., Nov. 18

CC/DVS 10:00am, 11:15am, 12:25, 1:40, 2:50, 4:05, 5:15, 6:30, 7:40, 8:55, 10:10

Sun., Nov. 19

CC/DVS 11:15am, 12:35, 1:40, 3:00, 4:05, 5:25, 6:30, 7:50, 8:55, 10:20

Mon., Nov. 20

CC/DVS 11:15am, 12:35, 1:40, 3:00, 4:05, 5:25, 6:30, 7:50, 8:55, 10:20

Tue., Nov. 21

CC/DVS 11:15am, 12:35, 1:40, 3:00, 4:05, 5:25, 7:50, 10:20
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Daddy's Home 2, Sean Anders, Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Alessandra Ambrosio, John Cena, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez, Didi Costine

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