I wanted to see this movie because of its cast, which I thought would provide for a funny film. I by no means expected it to be great, but I did expect it to be enjoyable, and enjoyable is exactly what I got.
The film had some really hilarious moments, and luckily, they weren't all included in the trailer. That being said, a lot of the humor in the film is extremely crude. There are some moments that are a bit too excessive to the point of being unfunny, like the first scene in the film. In fact, during the first scene in the film, I groaned, thinking that I wasn't going to laugh at all, only to be met with the extremely funny second scene. There are ups and downs in the film, but overall, I would say that I enjoyed it. I thought that the cast members were all very funny. Bryan Cranston and James Franco were very good opposite each other, providing a lot of the laughs of the film. Keegan-Michael Key and Kayley Cuoco are also standouts in their supporting roles.
The film isn't particularly well-made, but that isn't really its points. One of the unique things that it tries to do is to incorporate video chat calls, but the method ends up feeling more distracting than successful. The plot of the film is also really formulaic, and obvious example of the tried-and-true "father vs. fiancé" genre, in which the writer/director is experienced.
Overall, I enjoyed "Why Him?" as a comedy film, but as expected, it isn't a great film overall. If you enjoy raunchy comedy films, then check this one out, otherwise, stay away. Also, it's a holiday movie in disguise. I knew that there would be some holiday elements, but the film is heavily centered around Christmas. Just a heads up if you don't like watching holiday movies after the holiday has past.
Big Tuna's Rating: B-
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Probably.
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