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Daddy’s Home

Featured In Issue 206, April/May 2016

WSR Score3.5
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Sean Anders
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"Daddy's Home" is the story of Brad (Ferrell), who always dreamed of having the perfect family. Brad is determined to become the best step-dad to his new wife's (Cardellini) children. But when their biological father Dusty (Wahlberg) shows up unexpectedly, Brad's idyllic family life is turned upside down, and he must go toe-to-toe with Dusty. (Gary Reber)

Special features include a making-of featurette (HD 11:54) plus six more featurettes: Daddy-Off (HD 06:44), Daddy Daughter Dance (HD 05:11), Halftime Stunt (HD 08:55), Tony Hawk: Skater Double (HD 04:02), Child's Play (HD 05:00), and Hannibal Buress: The Perfect Houseguest (HD 05:36); Blooper-Jeet Kune Do (HD 02:05); five deleted and extended scenes (HD 07:38); and an UltraViolet digital copy.

The 1.78:1 1080p AVC picture was digitally sourced and exhibits a vibrant color palette with warm and rich hues and natural fleshtones. Colors often pop yet retain a natural balance. Contrast is well balanced with deep blacks and good shadow delineation. Resolution exhibits a range of fine detail revealed in facial features, hair, clothing, and object textures. Visually throughout, the colors are strong and clarity is superb. (Gary Reber)

The DTS:X/DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1-channel soundtrack, in addition to the added two ear-level surround channels, are height channels, which provide immersive overhead dimensionality in appropriate segments, such as the announcements heard during an NBA playoff game and during a daddy-daughter dance in which the music is nicely dimensional and aggressively enveloping. Atmospherics are supportive, and sound effects punctuate the action mis-hap sequences. The NBA scene fully excites all the channels, for an effective spherical surround effect. The music score is lively and extends across the soundstage and extends to the surrounds and, at times, the height channels. Dialogue is naturally voiced with generally good spatial integration. Dialogue is really the focus, along with humorous segments of mayhem. Overall, a fun soundtrack. (Gary Reber)