Friday, December 23

Review: Why Him?

Will you be asking "why did I see this movie" after watching "Why Him"?
The holidays are here again, and like every other year we are bombarded with a variety of comedies. Why Him stars James Franco and Bryan Cranston an unlikely duo that I personally did not think would ever make it to the screen. (I always forget Cranston starred in Malcolm in the middle, with that being said I'm sure he's up to costarring with anyone). I'm sure you're all expecting another raunchy film from Franco, however you might be pleased to know it's not that crazy. Although Franco is performing the same crazy character it doesn't hurt the plot because it's the same harmless Franco his viewers have grown to enjoy.

Throughout the film I was expecting the duo to one up one another with crazy antics that would ultimately lead to making the plot worse every single time. And if I've learned anything from movies that do so, it cheapens the plot for quick laughs. Fortunately there is some hope because there really is only one crazy defining moment that furthers the plot. Around every corner there are hilarious and subtle jokes and where most films fail this comedy succeeds by not only trying for laughs but having a romantic love story mixed in.

This is definitely a film the kids should stay home for, but don't worry you've still got Moana.

3 out of 5

What would I have changed? (Spoilers)
Click here to read what I would Change
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Johnny Johnny (Contributor) was born and raised in San Diego. He's been a fan of films the majority of his life. He enjoys the feeling it invokes and the power it has to take you to another place. 


18 comments:

  1. I thought this one was pretty funny actually, I gave it 3.5/5. I agree re: the moose though.

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  2. Great for just a good laugh - could have done without the obvious "we are trying to copy funny things done in other movies" scenes and the swearing was a bit much but overall it was entertaining.

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  3. Great movie, a lot of bad words but still very funny

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  4. Funny movie. I thought it could of had less cursing and still been as funny.

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  5. Really funny good one just for laughs.

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  6. It was funny, but way to much cursing.

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  7. This was a fun movie but would have been just as good, possibly even better, without most of the foul language.

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  8. I didn't really believe them as a couple, but otherwise a good movie.

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  9. This movie was funny - plot got lost a bit. I did laugh. Some of the lines and scenes were from other movies like Christmas Vacation. Overall I enjoyed it and thought some of the subtle jokes were great.

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  10. Could do with way less language!

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  11. Connie Ballarta SilvaDecember 28, 2016 at 12:30 AM

    It was a funny movie. I liked it!

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  12. For me, a waste of some very talented actors (who did what they could with the script).

    GRADE = C-

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  13. Luis Guillermo CruzJanuary 5, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    It was Hillarious for me.

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  14. Suzanna Maria GomezJanuary 8, 2017 at 1:48 PM

    Great Fun! Off the hook!!!!!!

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  15. It was Hilarious! Hubby and I enjoyed it very much!

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  16. Surprisingly excellent! Very funny! Must see!

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  17. Silly, funny, and entertaining. I love Bryan Cranston!

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