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Friday Film: “Why Him?”

Three days away from Christmas and all I can think about is this awesome film that is the most suitable one for this time of the year. And even if you have watched it already, you know this one is a re-watchable Christmas masterpiece and you know exactly what to do.

I am referring to the 2016 comedy film “Why Him?”, directed by the one and only John Hamburg, who has made us laugh our hearts out in the past with many of his other works, including “Along Came Polly”, “I Love You, Man”, “Zoolander” and “Meet the Fockers”. This time, he casted two of the most incredible actors in a movie that will bring the Christmas spirit right into your homes along with some hilarious laughs and unpredictable goofy moments.

Stephanie Fleming (Zoey Deutch) decides to take her family on a trip to spend Christmas in his new boyfriend’s house while at the same time they will have the chance to get to know him. But when her boyfriend Laird Mayhew (James Franco) informs her father Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) that he is planning to propose to her, this weird holiday gathering will turn into a complete disaster.

Starting with the main characters, it is obvious that these two are the main reason that makes this film worthwhile. Bryan Cranston is portraying the calm and serious father who desires his daughter’s happiness and success in life while he tries at the same time to run a company which heads to bankruptcy. It is only natural to assume that when he will meet her daughter’s a-bit-of-inappropriate boyfriend, he will not be happy at all. And here goes the second pillar that held this film in the constant hilarious level. James Franco is the opposite of Cranston and yet they are kind of the same at the same time. Put these two together in a Christmas film and you are guaranteed that the outcome will be awesome.

It is blatantly obvious that the success of a comedy movie lies entirely on the comic element and whether it is funny enough to make you appreciate it and make no mistake, because this film did it right. And on top of that, it was based on things that everyone can relate to and sympathize with both the poor father and the immature, idiot boyfriend. Adding these two actors to that, you can be sure that expecting to laugh your heads off is not even remotely close to what will happen to you when you watch this movie. Funny lines, hilarious and goofy scenes and incredibly ridiculous interactions between the cast are some of the epic things you should expect from this Christmas masterpiece.

Whether you were looking for a good film to watch during the holidays or not, this movie is a must and is the perfect one for this time of the year. Watch and enjoy “Why Him?” because this Christmas there is not only “Home Alone” for you to watch. There is also this one.

I’ll be back next Friday with another one of my favorite movies that you must watch.

Until then, leave your comments below and let us know what your thoughts on this movie are and if you enjoyed watching it.


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