Mark Wahlberg Is a Stepdad's Worst Nightmare in 'Daddy’s Home' Trailer (VIDEO)

After going through a nasty divorce with someone you never should have married in the first place, it's always nice to settle down with someone a bit more ... suitable. A nice guy. Honest, kind, supportive -- you know, a good man. But then all hell seems to break loose when the ex-husband shows up and becomes Disneyland Dad to the kids. Such seems to be the case in Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's new movie Daddy's Home.

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Ferrell plays the straitlaced stepdad to Wahlberg's bad-boy ex-husband, and of course it turns into a heated "dad-off" as both try to win the kids' favor. It also looks hilarious.

I hope that this movie isn't just a total laugh-fest, but also an opportunity to comment on the complicated dynamics of second marriages and blended families. This is a comically worst-case scenario, but the underlying tensions are going to be there no matter what.

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Wahlberg perfectly plays the irresponsible dad determined to be number one in his kids' life but clearly having no interest in being a responsible parent, while Ferrell's character fumbles as he tries his best to be as fun as the kids' bio dad. Basically, it's a stepdad's worst nightmare.

 

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