FILM TITLE: DADDY'S HOME
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 7-9PG L
DISTRIBUTOR: UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES
DIRECTOR:
MAIN CAST:
LANGUAGE: FAIRLY FREQUENT, MILD IMPACT
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: NONE
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: INFREQUENT, LOW IMPACT
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: THE FILM EXPLORES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 'FATHER' AND A 'DAD'. BRAD IS A GOOD-NATURED, FRIENDLY AND MARRIED TO SARAH WHO HAS TWO YOUNG CHILDREN FROM A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE. BRAD GOES THE EXTRA MILE TO BE THE BEST HUSBAND AND STEP-DAD. HOWEVER THINGS CHANGE WHEN THE CHILDREN'S BIOLOGICAL FATHER-DUSTY-SHOW UP. BRAD AND DUSTY THEN COMPLETE FOR LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE CHILDREN, IN A HILARIOUS MANNER.

THE MATERIAL CONTAINS COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES WHICH EXPLORE ISSUES OF FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS, LOVE, PARENTHOOD, BULLYING, RIVALRY, ACCEPTANCE AND FORGIVENESS. THE THEMES ARE HANDLED SENSITIVELY AND WITH NO MORAL HARM. THERE IS ALSO A POSITIVE MESSAGE OF FAMILIES MEMBERS ACCEPTING AND LOVING EACH OTHER DESPITE BEING LEGALLY SEPARATED. FURTHERMORE, THE COMEDIC CONTEXT REDUCES THE OVERALL IMPACT. ALTHOUGH THE THEMES ARE COMPLEX AND MATURE, THEY ARE HANDLED IN A SENSITIVE MANNER WITH NEITHER THREAT AND MENACE. HOWEVER, CHILDREN BELOW THE AGE OF 7 YEARS MAY BE CONFUSED OR UPSET BY SOME OF THE ISSUES WHICH ARE EXPLORED, SUCH AS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A FATHER AND A DAD, BULLYING, AND COMPLEX RELATIONSHIPS. PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS ADVISED FOR CHILDREN BETWEEN 7 AND 9 YEARS TO ENABLE THE PARENT TO ENCOURAGE A CONVERSATION AS WELL AS PROVIDE CONTEXT AND A LEVEL OF RE-ASSURANCE.