Why Him?

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Why Him?

20161 h 51 min

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

Director John Hamburg
Runtime 1 h 51 min
Release Date 22 December 2016
Movie Status
Movie Rating Not bad


Bryan Cranston stars in this Meet the Parents meets the Pink Panther combo (helpfully explained for younger viewers).  Although this movie has several flaws, unoriginal storyline, overlong, no real heart it still has plenty of humour and great comedy acting from a stellar cast.  Bryan Cranston can do very little wrong in my eyes and he didn’t disappoint as the buttoned up father (with a penchant for Kiss) protecting his daughter from the mega rich games developer.  We know it’s going to go all wrong before it goes all right and that’s okay.  I enjoyed the setting of the game designer’s mansion, the crazy art, the weird bespoke food and most of all ‘Justine’.  Justine is the grown up, foul mouthed, all seeing (although she denies she can actually see) all hearing version of the Amazon Dot built into every ceiling in the house.  I loved her and I want one!