When Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg first teamed up on The Other Guys, things went really well. Now that the first trailer has been released for their reunion feature Daddy's Home, we can rest easy, because it's smooth sailing ahead...again.
You know when you see a trailer in the theater the first time and you laugh along with the crowd because, well, everyone is doing it? Yeah, that's not what happened here. I was alone in my room, laughing out loud like the village idiot (watch before you judge me).
If the full length movie is as funny as the trailer, um, to put it bluntly, don't buy the large coke at the snack stand.
The tagline is, "When a divorced guy's ex-wife re-marries someone way more uptight, he re-enters her life and wreaks havoc."
Farrell's character doesn't seem all that uptight. After all, he takes it pretty easy when his step-daughter tells him she drew a picture featuring poop on his head. He readily jumps on a motorcycle hoping to prove he's as cool as the ex. Wahlberg, as the ex, is definitely jealous of his ex's (Linda Cardinelli) decision to go with a financially responsible, "curly headed step-king with good credit." The two are in the battle of the ages!
Take a look, and let me know if you're looking forward to this gift under the Christmas tree as much as I am.