Comedy / Romance
Director: John Hamburg
Running time: 111 mins Released: 26th December 2016
About Why Him?
Ned (Bryan Cranston) absolutely dotes on his daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) and when she introduces the family to her new boyfriend, Laird, Ned takes an instant dislike to him. Laird is an exaggerated parental nightmare; tech-entrepreneur super-hipster, profane narcissus living in his Xanadu-like estate. This stereotypical and shallow flick is pure caricature, where virtually nothing anyone does is recognisably human, resulting in a crass and cringeworthy display of generic American comedy outrageousness. As it stands, Why Him? could simply be shortened to Why?