This week we watched Why Him? The movie stars James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, and many others. The story centers around Cranston's character learning to deal with his daughter's new boyfriend played by Franco.
The family travels to California to spend the holidays with their daughter and is surprised to learn that they will be staying at the boyfriend's expansive home instead of the hotel. From there, hilarity ensues. I enjoyed the movie overall and I laughed a lot.
Franco plays the role the way he plays everything. It's a slightly off-kilter version of himself that he portrays in every movie he's in. This is fine with me, I enjoy his work. I'll tell you now though, that if you don't like Franco, you'll probably be annoyed with this movie.
After all this time, there's still one thing that's bugging me about the daughter. She changed her parent's travel plans on a whim and failed to tell them. She lied about having a boyfriend, about how serious they were, decided to make all sorts of major life decisions…and then just expected that everyone kowtow to her and just be OK and accepting of it. She knows these things will upset her family and she simply doesn't care. She bats her eyelashes at her Dad and then gets upset when he needs time to process everything.
Thank goodness the movie was more about Franco and Cranston than it was about the daughter, otherwise I wouldn't have made it through. Despite that annoyance, I think it's worth a watch. It's a rainy day movie.
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