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Movie Review – Why Him? (2016)

12 December 2016 9:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Why Him?, 2016.

Directed by John Hamburg

Starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam Devine, Cedric the Entertainer, Zack Pearlman, and Kaley Cuoco


A dad forms a bitter rivalry with his daughter’s young rich boyfriend.

Photo Credit: Scott Garfield.

During the majority of Why Him? there is a heavy sensation of déjà vu; this is just Meet the Parents under much raunchier direction. And by raunchier, all I really mean is an over-reliance on lowbrow sexual humor (a luxurious house has artistic paintings of different animals in various sexual positions) and James Franco dropping obscenities in just about every line of dialogue he delivers while playing an upbeat foul-mouthed yet well-meaning billionaire computer programmer. Then after a quick a bit of pre-review research, it came to my attention that this comedy was directed by John Hamburg, a writer on the trilogy of »

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Why Him? In St. Louis

11 December 2016 3:01 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Over the holidays, Ned, an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry — and Ned’s panic level — escalate when he learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

Starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston and Megan Mullally, Why Him? opens in theaters Dec. 23rd.

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Christopher Guest on 'Mascots' and Why His Comedies Are Completely Different

14 October 2016 9:26 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

As Spinal Tap lead guitarist Nigel Tufnel – wearer of anatomically correct T-shirts, owner of amplifiers that go to "11," writer of delicate compositions like "Lick My Love Pump" – Christopher Guest, along with director Rob Reiner and his co-writers/bandmates Michael McKean and Harry Shearer, turned 1984's This Is Spinal Tap into a devastatingly funny dissection of rock pomposity. To say that the film's mix of off-the-cuff jokes and straight-faced parody has influenced several generations of filmmakers and funny people would be a vast understatement – everyone from Ricky Gervais to Fred Armisen »

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