Daddy Day Care

Daddy Day Care

DVD - 2003
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When ad execs and Phil lose their jobs trying to sell a veggie-flavored breakfast cereal, their wives head off to work. But when they realize they can't afford to keep their kids at the fancy Chapman Acadmy run by the evil Miss Hariddan, Charlie and Phil become the proprietors of Daddy Day Care. Little do these two Mr. Moms realize that they have just begun their own adventures in babysitting.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment, c2003.
ISBN: 9781404940178
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Oct 19, 2017

This was a comedy movie. This movie was about a dad named Charlie, who is left home alone with his kids. After that experience, he decides to start his own daycare business with his friend. At first, they struggle with handling the kids, but they finally get used to it. This movie was very funny and pretty interesting. Although this movie had an interesting story, it was not as engaging. I thought it could have been better. Some of the characters were too predictable and so was the story. There were way too many kids in the movie, which didn't allow many conversations and dialogue. The acting was not worth praising and it was not that good. I would recommend watching it once. Rating- 3/5 @Vanilla of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

A man by the name of Charlie (played by Eddie Murphy) is left to stay at home and care for his children while his wife is out at work. This gives him the idea to create his own daycare business that he is fighting to keep afloat. He decides to enlist the help of his two friends, ensuing chaos. The comedy film did not exactly have incredible acting or a thought-provoking storyline, however, it did have funny moments and was generally entertaining to watch. I wouldn’t nominate this movie for an oscar but I wouldn’t nominate it for a Golden Raspberry either. I would rate this movie 2.5/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Daddy Day Care is an extremely adorable and hilarious movie for the whole family to enjoy. When two businessman fathers are out of work, they must come up with a successful plan to find work and save on childcare. This leads them to creating their own daycare and learning valuable lessons on parents, children, and love. I find it amazing how kids can be such great actors, sometimes even better than adults. I would totally recommend this film and rate it 4 out of 5 stars.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This is an amazingly hilarious movie! I love this movie, one of my favourites! This movie is about Kim, brings home the bacon, unemployed Charlie spends his days caring for the couple's young son. With help from a friend, Phil, Charlie decides to start a daycare center. Enrollment quickly surges, and, as they add another employee, goofy Marvin, Charlie finds himself dealing with endless red tape. Will he be able to keep the business afloat, or will parents defect to Mrs. Harridan's day care center? Watch the movie to find out what happens in the end! I would recommend this movie to people of all ages because I know all types of people will love this movie. My favourite part would have to be when all the children in the daycare went to the park for a water day it was hilarious. Overall, this is a fantastic movie and you will love it! 5/5. @TheBookWorm of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Nov 10, 2016

I liked this movie. Good for all ages. Funny.

LoganLib_Tahnee Jun 18, 2016

Ever thought that running a child care centre would be easy? Consider your choices after watching this movie

Nov 08, 2015

Daddy Day Care is an family oriented movie starring the hilarious. Eddie Murphy. The movie is about two struggling businessman (Murphy and Jeff Garlin). The two fathers get fired from their jobs and with no options left, come across the idea to open up their own day care. While the daycare is initially met with little interest. As time grows so does Daddy Day Care. The movie illustrates the importance man(fathers) can have on children, and how children can learn from men just like they can from woman. Despite having many supporters as the movie progresses, there are still a few enemies. Anjelica Huston stars as Ms. Harridan, the headmaster of prestigious private preschool Chapman Academy. She is being beat by Daddy Day Care and resorts to drastic measures to ensure Chapman Academy is the last Preschool standing. The movie has many hilarious scenes and shows the difficulties parents have in raising children. My personal favorite moment from the movie is when Charlie(Murphy) walks into the bathroom, and discovers his friend and partners son has dirtied his whole bathroom by missing the toilet. This scene offers some great individual acting from Murphy who expresses the mess he sees so amazingly that despite no mess being shown, the viewer can get a visual picture of how the bathroom would look. The movie, is great to watch with your family and offers something to both children and parents , they can see the importance that they offer to each other. I would give this movie a 9 out of 10 rating and would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants to watch a enjoyable comedy movie that is appropriate for the whole family.

wayne19711012 Feb 28, 2012


Mar 18, 2011

I funny movie...!!! The plot was okay!!! I like the ending how the relationship between the dad and his son grew :D

Mar 06, 2011

I watched Daddy Day care and it is a hilarious comedy about kids ruling the roast! It is about these two ad execs Charlie (Eddie Murphy) and Phil (Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Jeff Garlin) lose their jobs trying to sell veggie flavored breakfast cereal. They run to raise a daddy day care business, but things don’t go right for them, the teacher’s at the Chapman’s Academy try to shut them down, but their plan backfires so in the end Charlie and Phil wins and then their Daddy Day Care turns into a huge centre.

Jul 21, 2008

Watchable (Fair) Daddy Day Care (2003) 92 min. Half-decent family picture with the only moments worth watching is from the kids themselves. What has Eddie Murphy done with his career? I hope there's more of the "48 Hrs" still in him....

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