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WHY HIM (2016): The Things I Liked…

Why Him (2016), Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, James Franco
Why Him (2016), Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, James Franco

I’ve always enjoyed James Franco in comedy roles more so than I do his dramatic work. I loved the trailer for Why Him which was well paced and fun, It also contained a healthy handful of good jokes and well placed expletives.

Fast forward to the movie, it could be argued that there’s an unnecessary level of cuss words, though I’d say not too uncomfortably gratuitous. Some scenes were a tad awkward and could have moved along more quickly, but overall I had a good time.

The soundtrack, Franco’s billionaire filterless character’s charm, Keegan Michael-Key’s fun estate manager and  peculiar ‘European’ accent are key highlights.

I also enjoyed the way Megan Mullally’s Barb responds to Franco’s Laird. My favourite of her lines being ‘Quite the outdoorsman.’ Watch it and see why that line is so perfect when it’s delivered – and for the rest of the good jokes. That’s assuming that all those colourful expletives haven’t scared you off, of course.

Happy Film Loving


WHY HIM? (2016): New Trailer Starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch…

Why Him? (2016), James Franco, Zoey Deutch
Why Him? (2016), James Franco, Zoey Deutch

Why Him? is the new ‘meet the parents’ comedy from James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally and Zoey Deutch…

Why Him? is directed and co-written by John Hamburg,  a writer who also wrote for  Paul Rudd and Jason Segel bromance classic,  I Love You, Man (2009), Plus Ben Stiller’s Meet The Parents (2000).

James Franco in roles where he’s a little bit of an idiot, while also totally remaining  lovable are my favourites of his work. If you’ve seen and loved  Pineapple Express (2008) and  This Is The End (2013), then  chances are  you know exactly what I mean.

Why Him? Release Dates: December 25th, 2016 (US); January 6th, 2017 (UK); January 8th, 2017 (FR) January 12th, 2017 (GER)…

Keegan-Michael Key and Griffin Gluck also star.

Happy Film Loving 🙂