Daddy Day Care

  • PG
  • Steve Carr (2003)
  • US
  • 88 min
Daddy Day Care
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Kids don't just rule the roost in this amiable comedy, they steal the show. It's a role-reversal romp in the same vein as Mr Mom, but what it lacks in originality it makes up for in cuteness and verve. Eddie Murphy and Jeff Garlin play sacked advertising executives who decide to set up a children's day-care centre; cue major mishaps as a house full of angel-faced youngsters turn into marauding monsters - much to the delight of rival childcare provider Miss Harridan (Anjelica Huston), the stern headmistress of a very proper "academy". This is simplistic, but it works well. Murphy happily lets his pint-sized co-stars take centre stage and his performance is all the more effective for it, while the mix of parental-themed humour and poignant moments never nauseates. The film may be too sweet for mass appeal, but family audiences will be charmed.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Eddie Murphy and Jeff Garlin. After being fired from their well-paid advertising jobs, fathers Charlie and Phil decide to set up a children's day-care centre - much to the annoyance of the headmistress of a rival institution, who is determined to scupper their venture.

Cast and crew

Cast

Charlie Hinton
Eddie Murphy
Phil
Jeff Garlin
Marvin
Steve Zahn
Kim Hinton
Regina King
Bruce
Kevin Nealon
Mr Dan Kubitz
Jonathan Katz
Peggy
Siobhan Fallon
Crispin's mom
Lisa Edelstein
Jenny
Lacey Chabert
Sheila
Laura Kightlinger
Kelli
Leila Arcieri
Miss Harridan
Anjelica Huston
Ben Hinton
Khamani Griffin

Crew

Director
Steve Carr

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia TriStar
Guidance: 
Some violence and swearing.
Available on video and DVD
Released 11 Jul 2003
Certificate PG
Categories
Comedy
Childrens

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