When Ned learned about what his daughter’s boyfriend is planning, he sneeks up to discover more about the man, which tangled him into a much crazier path before their family gathering.
Hilarious at some point, Why Him? delivers another forgettable comedic film that relied too much on uncomfortable jokes at the same time clawing into a familiar Father-and-Fiancé relationship.
What’s not so good with the film?
Cranston and Franco’s on-screen presence may have lit a bit of spark but it doesn’t light up everything to form a certain chemistry.
The jokes are there? Yes. Is it funny? Yes. Have we seen it before? Damn Yes. Y’see these are what modern comedy looks like, everything drawn out of what we’ve seen before, overshadowing what’s new, and the overuse of jokes based on sex or any other gross subjects.
There’s even a point where it seems that the movie is going to a stygian road, however, they all preffered to stay straight and ended the movie with some words of wisdom. I imagined if the fiancé is some kind of a psychopath killer and he actually murdered the guy who’s trying to hack into his system, I think that’ll be better if this is a thriller film, unfortunately, it is not.
What’s to like about the movie?
Well, as I said, it has its fun factors, though most of it are derivative. Franco is terribly hilarious, his character’s outgoing, badboy-ish and dirty-mouthed persona is well portrayed.
Director: John Hamburg (I Love You, Man : 2009)
Main Cast: Bryan Cranston ; James Franco ; Zoey Deutch ; Griffin Gluck ; Megan Mullally
Release Year: 2016
- Cranston’s character made a joke, “Who’s that? She’s a bit of a plain-Jane“, pertaining to Kristen Stewart.
- Franco designed all his tattoo in the movie.
- Most of the paintings were made by Franco himself, being an avid painter most of his works are featured in other movies.
- Director Hamsburg is Franco’s professor at NYU.
- Ape Assassins, the app made by Laird, is available at iPhone App Store.