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When two fathers lose their jobs in product development at a large food company, they are forced to take their sons out of the exclusive Chapman Academy and become stay at home fathers. With no job possibilities on the horizon, the two dads open their own day care facility, "Daddy Day Care," and employ some fairly unconventional methods of caring for children. As "Daddy Day Care" starts to catch on, it launches them into a highly competitive rivalry with Chapman Academy's tough-as-nails director who has driven all previous competitors out of business.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

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"[Murphy's] charming enough in this restrained mode."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"Tepid attempt at comedy."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"These scenes are so inevitable, you could develop a drinking game around them."
‑ Christopher Borrelli, Toledo Blade
"My advice is to beat your children rather than take them to Daddy Day Care."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"It moves with such turgid lack of energy that I found myself wincing, trying to smooth over the rhythm with my imagination."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"It's one of the worst movies of the year."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Daddy Day Care doesn't rank with the most awful of the Murphy turkeys, but it's definitely flat as a pancake, fueled by bathroom humor, listless pratfalls and recycled, borderline-offensive jokes about the ineptitude of men as caretakers."
‑ Mary Brennan, Seattle Times
"Eddie Murphy in slapstick potty humor comedy."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Daddy Day Care just wants to make you laugh, and make your kids laugh too."
‑ Daniel M. Kimmel, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
"The kiddies will love every formulaic moment. Heck, they probably won't even care that quality thespian Angelica Huston is reduced to an embarrassing wreck."
‑ Mike Sage, Peterborough This Week
"Murphy is so oddly bland in Daddy Day Care that it seems like he sleepwalked through the making of the film."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"A harmless and amusing summer comedy."
‑ C.W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle
"Maybe it's about time Murphy fired his agent and tried reviving his career."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Someone needs a time-out to think about writing a better script."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Daddy Day Care is a manufactured film which is willing to capitalize on the fact that a sucker of a filmgoer is born every minute."
‑ Josh Gilchrist, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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