There is usually a good selection of holiday movies at this time of year. My youngest son is my movie partner. He has a knack of picking out winners. This year he decided he wanted to see “Daddy’s home.” I was reluctant. I have read enough novels, seen enough television shows and gone to enough movies to be sickened at the way single mothers are portrayed by the media.
It seems that the media always portrays single dad’s as knights in shining armor and single mothers as worthless. It is a prejudice that has spread like an epidemic and has infiltrated all levels of society. Nonetheless, knowing my son’s history of rarely picking a bad movie I agreed to go along to this movie.
I am so glad I did. It was an absolute delight. The single mother in the story was adorable. She is one of the prettiest actresses I have seen and she was dressed appropriately for every scene. She was portrayed as a professional and a wonderful mother in addition to being a hottie.
The interplay of two men fighting over a mother who had been single with two kids was well done. Will Ferrell was funny yet vulnerable and Mark Wahlberg was sizzling hot in this movie. It was such a cute movie and one which accurately reflects some of the difficulties of absorbing a new parent into a family.
I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. I think it was appropriate for all age groups and nationalities. I hope you enjoy your holiday season whether or not you go see this movie. Have a Happy New Year!