Daddy Day Care

Daddy Day Care

Steve Carr (2003)

PG Certificate
Sunday 3:35pm - 5:25pm ITV2
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Thu 8 Oct, 9pm - 10:50pm AMC
Sun 11 Oct, 2:45pm - 4:40pm ITV2


Our Score
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.


Two unemployed executives decide to open a day-care centre, believing they have found an easy way to make a profit - but instead discover looking after a horde of rampant kids is not as simple as it seems. Family comedy, starring Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn and Anjelica Huston.

Cast & Crew

Charlie Hinton Eddie Murphy
Phil Jeff Garlin
Marvin Steve Zahn
Miss Harridan Anjelica Huston
Kim Hinton Regina King
Mr Dan Kubitz Jonathan Katz
Peggy Siobhan Fallon
Crispin's mum Lisa Edelstein
Jenny Lacey Chabert
Director Steve Carr
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia TriStarGuidance: Some violence and swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Children's