• Daddy Day Care (2003)

Daddy Day Care

Release Date: May 9th, 2003

DVD Release Date: September 23rd, 2003

PG |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

While his wife, Kim (Regina King), brings home the bacon, unemployed Charlie (Eddie Murphy) spends his days caring for the couple's young son. With help from a friend, Phil (Jeff Garlin), Charlie decides to start a day care center. Enrollment quickly surges, and, as they add another employee, goofy Marvin (Steve Zahn), 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 (Anjelica Huston) day care center?

Cast: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, Kevin Nealon, Jonathan Katz, Siobhan Fallon, Lisa Edelstein

Director: Steve Carr

Genres: Comedy , Children

Production Co: Revolution Studios

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Father, Mother, Endearing, Transformation, Friend, Family, Amusing, School, Quest, 2000s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    The Daddy Day Care business model appears to be the 1983 Michael Keaton vehicle ''Mr. Mom,'' put on an unstoppable sugar high. show more

  • 75
    C.W. NeviusSan Francisco Chronicle

    A harmless and amusing summer comedy. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    His (Eddie Murphy's) performance in Daddy Day Care isn't bad. He's restrained, and even tender in some of the scenes he plays with the kids. But restraint is the last thing we want from a comic of his caliber. It's no fun at all.

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