Daddy's Home 2 ★★★


A bible-belt christmas/Ford Flex commercial with John Lithgow *and* John Cena, Mel Gibson, and the Ferrell/Wahlberg duo. Deeply confusing. Full of odd bursts of sadistic physical comedy like the first one, so at least it's consistent. Mel Gibson looks truly embarrassed to be involved, while Lithgow is comedy gold, especially in an incredible bit where the whole gang of men in the family freak out over an unauthorized thermostat change. The rest is hit or miss and, besides the pro-gun slant, relatively harmless, even as it's probably ten steps away from being a Christian propaganda picture. Definitely putting this on for my mom during the holidays while I spike the egg nog.

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