Stepfather Brad Whitaker is hoping for his stepchildren to love him and treat him like a dad. All is going well until the biological father, Dusty Mayron, shows up, then everything takes a toll. His stepchildren start putting him second and their father first, and now Dusty will have to learn that being a good dad is about pains and struggles. Brad will also experience once again what it’s like to be a stepdad.
The scene involving Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) botching a half-court shot and hitting a cheerleader with a basketball was filmed during the half-time of a real NBA game between the Pelicans and the Lakers in New Orleans, Louisiana. Videos of the incident quickly popped up on video sites such as YouTube and Vine.