Why Him? (2016)



A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter’s Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question.


John Hamburg


Jonah Hill (story), John Hamburg (story) | 3 more credits »


Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Tangie Ambrose | See full cast & crew »

Initial Thoughts:

I have this deal with my wife, she picks a movie and I pick one. This was her pick, I knew it was going to suck despite the fact that Bryan Cranston is an excellent actor and James Franco can be good, Still I’m a man of my word and with Xmas gift card in hand we went.

Main Points:

I won’t get into the plot. I think the serious problem with this movie is that for a comedy I barely laughed. Almost all the jokes fell flat. It’s a sad statement when a computer voice played by Kaley Cuoco (from The Big Bang Theory) gets more laughs that most of the onscreen actors. It’s a raunchy comedy that isn’t funny, is dragged out and tries to liven things up with strange cameo and really nasty language.

About the only positive thing I can say is that the house Franco’s character stayed in was really cool and I did like Keegan-Michael Key in this.

Final Thoughts:

I wouldn’t bother to see it. While I’ve seen worse movies this one is just so forgettable. I give it 5.5 out of 10 and don’t recommend it at all. If you do go please don’t bring children, due to language and sexual situations it is ages 17+.  Until next time!