From the writer and director of Meet The Parents comes a new comedy that flips the old formula around. Jon Hamburg's #WhyHim blends rom-com cliches with Jonah Hill-style humor to create scenes so shockingly awkward you can't help but laugh out loud. Bryan Cranston stars as Ned Fleming, a dad who brings his family to California to spend Christmas with his favorite daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) and meet her new boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). When they arrive, Laird the hipster tech mogul is far too much for old-fashioned Ned to handle, and shenanigans ensue.
If you haven't seen it yet, check out the trailer for 'Why Him' right now:
If you're looking for a holiday-themed movie that's fun for the whole family (as long as the whole family won't mind hearing a fuck-ton of four-letter words and seeing a couple of moose testicles), here are five reasons you'll want to watch Why Him.
5. The Moose
Technically, this doesn't count as spoiling anything because you already see it explode in the trailer. And it's just like Chekhov said: You can't put a dead moose floating in a tank of its own urine in the first act unless it's going to spill all over everything and everyone by act five. You'd think a stunt like the moose wouldn't be funny anymore once you know it's coming, but you'd be mistaken.
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4. The Bidet
In a scene that is oddly reminiscent of the RV toilet scene from Meet The Fockers, some good old-fashioned potty humor — or, rather, new-fangled bidet humor — will smack you with a massive dose of fremdschämen for poor Ned Fleming, who just can't seem to catch a break in Laird's contemporary, eco-friendly abode. But the longer it goes on, the harder it is not to crack a smile.
Keegan-Michael Key plays Laird's assistant/BFF Gustav. His accent is kind of appalling, but his deadpan delivery is always on point, whether he's launching a surprise attack on Laird in the forest or coaching Ned on how to use the above-mentioned bidet.
2. The Cameos
I won't give it away, since it's the surprise of the cameos that make them funny. But I will tell you to keep your eyes peeled for aging '70s rock stars, Silicon Valley zillionaires, and the voice of one of the most famous sitcom actresses of all time.
1. Megan Mullally
Bryan Cranston might have been the one who knocks, but Megan Mullally is the one who steals just about every scene she's in. Barb is the upbeat matriarch of the family, the perfect balance to her uptight husband. As bizarre as it is to see Karen Walker playing the Mom of the Year, her facial expressions and comedic timing make it all make sense.