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“Why Him?” Movie Review

Stephanie Fleming (Zoey Deutch) was always her Dad’s, Ned (Bryan Cranston), “favorite” child.

One day on a videochat (you’re welcome) the family meets Stephanie’s new boyfriend’s butt as he strips getting ready to have sex with Stephanie.

Ooops.  Not a great way to meet the boyfriend.  😉

The family decides it is time to meet this lunatic boyfriend, Laird Mayhew (James Franco), face-to-face rather than via “Butt-time” (get it?) and decide to visit Stephanie for Christmas.

Arriving in California, Stephanie tells the family that Laird wants them to stay at his house for the holidays. Ned declines stating that he does not feel comfortable in a crash pad.

As Stephanie drives up to Laird’s house, they start to understand that Laird is a multi-millionaire app game developer with a gorgeous house, multiple employees, and a successful business. He just happens to live his life “without a filter” and with child-like gusto.

“Why Him?”  Dad questions….

To see what happens, just watch the trailer above as it ruins the movie.  😉

“Why Him?” is a raunchy, f-word filled, fun movie with Franco and Deutch as polar opposites in looks and actions, who happen to be in love.

Cranston and Megan Mullally are great starched-up parents and Griffin Gluck as Scotty is terrific as the 15 year old brother who knows the future direction Dad’s company should be going, but, no one listens to him.

Definitely not for kids as the f-words fly (again, see the trailer above).

Go to IMDb for more information.

Drive Safe! Never Forget.


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