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.


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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