Why Him?

Why Him?

Why Him?

Why Him?

A dad forms a bitter rivalry with his daughters young rich boyfriend.

Why Him? Details

Title Why Him?
Air Date Dec 22, 2016
Runtime 0 Minutes
Networks 21 Laps Entertainment, Red Hour Films,
Genres Comedy,
Country United States of America,
Languages en,

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Why Him? REVIEWS

  • I can't remember the last time I cringed so often

    December 24th, 2016

    I usually (and quite easily) hand out 8, 9 or 10 stars to a film. In fact, the majority of movies I watch receive good-to-excellent scores from me. This one however, does not.. The jokes often feel exaggerated and forced, and are embarrassingly childish with far too much profanity. I can't remember the last time I cringed so often. Sure, there was...

  • Old Script, New Title

    December 21st, 2016

    Stephanie introduces her boyfriend Laird to her family, namely her overprotective father Ned(Cranston). Who is dismayed at his daughter as he tries to absorb the reality that Laird is a part of his life now. Stephanie is so blinded by love that she seems to overlook her boyfriends obnoxious behavior. There are some original jokes, Yet, this feels ...

  • It might just be me, but I liked it.

    December 26th, 2016

    This was on my year-end list as well. It was buried somewhere down the list.. like it was nearly hanging off of it. Actually, it was in a separate list of "Films I may or may not see in December if reviews are really bad". Why Him? actually did get awful reviews. But for some reason, I wanted to take a chance on it. I felt something was there. For...

  • Jonah and James: Won't get fooled again

    December 27th, 2016

    Jonah Hill, James Franco, and another: "Hey I've got only a trailer length's worth of funny content for a new flick that's another ATM for us! We'll stick in some (now formulaic) prolonged disturbing sexual content that differentiates us/the film as young and hip.". Really, if you saw the trailer you saw the best of this movie. Whoever made the tr...

  • Funny once you get into it

    March 3rd, 2017

    Okay so this movie takes some time to get into. At first I cringed a lot at the humour (and the completely unnecessary moment of showing the pubes), but as half an hour passed I started to laugh more and more. The rest of the audience was kind of the same, at first they were silent and some awkward giggles, but over time the movie became hilarious...

  • Why him? Should be called 'Why Bother?'

    December 27th, 2016

    Brian Cranston is the traditional father who struggles to bond with his daughter's boyfriend, James Franco is the boyfriend, a Tech millionaire who wants to win him over in order to marry his daughter. There's frequent forced humour, with particularly lots of bathroom humour. This film drops the 'F' bomb frequently (too frequently for me anyway!)....

  • totally surprised me

    March 19th, 2017

    thought it would be a cliché movie, turned out it totally wasn't. took me by surprise; turned out it made me laugh a couple of times. fun movie. 8,5 stars. if 0.5 stars was an option. hate the main character though.. pf i don't have much more to say about this movie. but i have to fill 5 lines.. succeeds blablabladiebla ...

  • "Why Him?" is crudely hilarious and hilariously crude, mostly because of the film's perfect casting.

    December 30th, 2016

    When is crude humor actually funny? Any answer to that question is highly subjective and there are probably as many ways to answer it as there are Movie Fans reading this review. For some, the answer would be simply "never", but for most, it seems to depend at least a little on age, gender and ethnicity, but mostly on personal experiences and outl...

  • Why bother?

    December 26th, 2016

    Routine, by-the-numbers tale of a man, repelled by his college-aged daughter's boyfriend, attempting to show her what a loser he is. It turns out, however, the boyfriend is an internet multimillionaire, and an obnoxious, loud, profanity-laden one, at that. There is nothing even remotely likable about his character, so it is easy to understand why ...

  • The epitome of forced comedy

    March 14th, 2017

    Why Him? is another entry into the "why these actors have to lower themselves?" category of comedies. The same tired setup with the repetitive jokes that lacks wit and fun. It is mind boggingly ludicrous that Bryan Cranston couldn't get something out of this movie.. Good: Megan Mullally is clearly trying her best here in the thankless wife role. Z...

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