Daddy Day Care Poster

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, Family

Production Co: Revolution Studios

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Most parents will find the movie has the familiar feeling of one of those kid birthday parties where the little ones are on chocolate highs and the adults run out of scheduled activities after 20 minutes. show more

  • 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.

  • Murphy looks comatose delivering the played-out poopy jokes. show more

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