Daddy Day Care
Daddy Day Care is a 2003 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, and Anjelica Huston. Written by Geoff Rodkey and directed by Steve Carr, the film was released on May 9, 2003.
After getting fired from their jobs, two men are inspired to start a daycare facility to make ends meet. Once their business starts to pick up, established daycare centers plan to bring them down.
- Let’s get the elephant out of this room: The farting jokes! They use a lot of toilet humor. Which they’re not funny.
- The plot is pretty tiresome and awkward.
- Most of the characters are bland and unlikable. In particular, some of the kids act extremely childish.
- Lots of inappropriate jokes in a kids movie. For example, there is a scene where Murphy is clearly about to spell out "f--k" to fool his young son.
- Terrible acting, especially for Eddie Murphy and Jeff Garlin.
- The scene where a kid who is wearing a Flash Tompsons suit burps out with CGI bubbles looks incredibly fake and disgusting.
- The story is very poorly-written.
- The idea of having a "Daddy Daycare" is extremely weak.
- The ending scene is just abysmal, as it has a lot of unfunny moments.
- There are a few funny moments, especially for the ending credits.
- The soundtrack isn't too bad.
- There are people that like this movie.
- At the end of the day, it is one of those so bad its good movies. So it was meant to be bad.
Daddy Day Care received negative reviews from critics, holding a 27% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 131 reviews, with an average rating of 4.51/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Daddy Day Care does its job of babysitting the tots. Anyone older will probably be bored." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 39 out of 100, based on 31 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews."