Why Him? | Chicago Reader

Why Him?

Rated R 111 minutes 2016

For this puerile farce, director John Hamburg (I Love You, Man) recycles a tired premise—a straitlaced father disapproves of his daughter's freewheeling boyfriend—and then drowns it in moose urine (really). As the uptight midwestern patriarch, Bryan Cranston subjects himself to cringe-worthy sex gags and an embarrassing, extended poop joke; James Franco is reliably unpleasant as the boyfriend, a Silicon Valley gaming mogul who invites the family to stay at his mansion for Christmas. With Megan Mullally, Zoey Deutch, and Keegan-Michael Key as the billionaire's kooky assistant, a role that verges on minstrelsy.

Film Credits

Official Site: www.foxmovies.com/movies/why-him

Director: John Hamburg

Producer: Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Dan Levine and Georgia Kacandes

Cast: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam Devine, Zack Pearlman, Casey Wilson, Cedric the Entertainer, Andrew Rannells and Steve Aoki

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