Movie Title: Why Him?
Rating: R, 111 minutes
- In a Nutshell: This film definitely earns its R rating for every reason.
- If you use a language or content filter when you watch this movie on DVD, it will basically be a 5 minute silent movie. It’s FILLED with trashy, raunchy humor. There is a LOT of inappropriate behavior, images, and language.
- “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” – Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston)
Woah. Chills.” – Laird Mayhew (James Franco)
- Give people a chance to be who they are.
Things I liked:
- The cast includes GREAT comedic talent: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, and Keegan-Michael Key. They all have excellent comedic timing and an even spread of funny lines between them.
- Awesome toilets! (Not the potty mouths.)
- Did you know Kelly Cuoco from The Big Bang Theory: Season 9 was the voice of Justine?
- I liked that they got real celebrities to play themselves: Elon Musk, Steve Aoki, Richard Blais, and Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley from KISS!
- I admit it. I laughed out loud a few times.
- There's a reference from the movie The Pink Panther (2006) Did you ever see that movie? Pretty fun.
- “Kevin!” (video clip from Home Alone) I love it when movies reference other movies.
Things I didn’t like:
- Have you ever known anyone without filters? Weird, right?.... and yet oddly refreshing.
- Director John Hamburg recycles a plot that is completely predictable with nothing particularly new to see.
- There were some other good comedy actors in the movie, but they were only given teeny, tiny parts: Adam DeVine, Andrew Rannells, Cedric the Entertainer, and Casey Wilson.
- They started to create a character who worked for Laird and did degrading jobs while he uttered “Pay my student loans, pay my student loans”, but then they didn’t keep the gag going very long.
- It always bugs me when they make child actors say and do crude things.
- There were scenes advertised in the trailer that never made it into the actual movie.
- “I feel like I’m so normal.” – Laird
- “Scotty, shut it and eat your paper.” – Ned
- “You think you’re at war with Laird, but he’s not fighting. It’s just you.” – Barb Fleming
- “I’m going straight to hell just for typing this.” – Ned
- “I’m down to my last 97 million…197 million.” – Laird
“Barely scraping by.” - Barb
Tips for parents:
- This is a Rated R movie for a reason. It’s an even trashier version of Meet the Parents . You really do NOT want your kids to watch this garbage.
- The language is really, really bad. There is barely a sentence without profanity. Gustav explains, “He speaks English and you speak English with resounding amounts of F***!” There are about a million F-bombs.
- You see James Franco's rear end.
- You see Bryan Cranston sitting on the toilet. Of course, that's nothing new if you ever watched Malcolm In the Middle (loved it!) or Breaking Bad: The Complete Series I don't know what it is about Bryan Cranston, but he loves to be seen in his underwear.