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Sunday, December 13, 2015

MOVIE PREMIERE: A date with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell in NYC

( - Upon learning that the CAKE in FatGirlLovesCake is a metaphor for happiness, people always ask me: "What does CAKE mean to you?"

Generally, CAKE for me is truly cake (chocolate, caramel, etc.), but today CAKE means Mark Wahlberg. He's just such a darn cutie pie who wouldn't want to spend an afternoon with him? Throw in Will Ferrell and it's almost as good as homemade whip cream! 

I was invited to attend the premiere and given two tickets to see the film. Actually, I was invited to the private pre-event screening and given two tickets as well as two tickets to the premiere. I didn't need all four tickets, so I gave the pre-event screening tickets to a colleague who took his girlfriend. They vowed to name their first born after me because they loved the movie so much. So, good deed done for the weekend, I headed to see the premiere of Daddy's Home.

Here's a quick overview about the movie:

Brad Taggart (Will Ferrell) is a kindhearted radio executive who wants to be the best possible stepfather to his wife's (Linda Cardellini) two children. When her impossibly cool ex-husband Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) breezes back into town, Brad's feeling of insecurity quickly develops into an inferiority complex. As Dusty demonstrates his flair for athletics, home repair and bad-boy charisma, Taggart finds himself in a no-holds-barred battle to one-up his rival and win the approval of his family.

This movie was family movie gold. It was really, really funny.  I know that anyone who sees it will feel like they know the plot and ending going in but even if they guess it - trust me there are some surprises - everyone will love being along for the journey.

The wit is so quick and fun. The script was good and the acting was on point. Don't wait for this one to come on Netflix or Red Box. Grab your family and head to the movie theater because "Daddy's Home" is a perfect movie for blended families.

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars


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