As a kid, one of my fondest memories of my own Daddy was when we were stopped at traffic lights in our green HR Holden and when the lights changed green, my Dad just sat there laughing his head off. Cars banked up behind us and people hollered and hooted their horns at us to move, but still, my Dad just sat there and laughed and laughed. Pretty soon, a motorcycle cop came riding up beside us and motioned for my Dad to move on, but still he looked and laughed. The cop came to the window and when he told my Dad to get a move on, my Dad just laughed at him and said, ‘I can’t do that.” The cop looked at him sternly and asked, “What’s the problem?” To which my Dad, still laughing his head off, held up the gear stick from the column shift that had snapped right off in his hand when he tried to change gears when the lights changed. It’s clear we weren’t going anywhere.
What else was clear to me is just how calm my Dad is in a crisis, which cannot be said for Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in the hilarious comedy film…
The family comedy tale of the very cringe-worthy standoff between an overly doting dorky step-dad and a largely absent but significantly cooler biological father, featuring the hilarious coupling of comedy legend Will Ferrell (Anchorman, Step Brothers) and box office powerhouse Mark Wahlberg (Ted, Entourage), will have you wincing with laughter at every ridiculous act of extreme macho one-upmanship from beginning to end. And I do mean, extreme. (more…)