Why Him?

2016-12-30 10:16

What it's about:

Over the holidays, Ned, an overprotective but loving dad, and his family, visit his daughter at Stanford, where Ned meets his biggest nightmare, her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird. The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry—and Ned’s panic level—escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question!

What we thought:

James Franco was born to play the role of Laird Mayhew in the Silicon Valley adult comedy, Why Him?

The Hollywood hunk, who often leaves little to the imagination on his social media accounts, really didn’t have to dig too deep to make Laird a believable character. 

The flick is an ode to the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay area which is home to some of the world’s biggest high-tech corporations. 

It’s a place where tech nerds thrive and luxury living takes on a futuristic persona the likes of which The Jetsons could only dream of. 

Why Him? will give techies a total hard-on and is filled to the brim with toilet humour and in-your-face sex jokes. 

And if that’s your thing then you’ll thoroughly enjoy the over-the-top ridiculousness of this NSFW holiday comedy. 

James Franco effortlessly steers this comedy through all its somewhat predictable plot points to a WTF grand finale that is totally insane to watch unfold. 

But not before Elon Musk himself makes a cameo appearance in one of the scenes. (If you have to Google who Elon Musk is then clearly this raunchy bro comedy isn’t for you.)

Why Him? has a lot of problems but ultimately made me laugh more than I thought it would. It’s the perfect flick to go watch if you just want to eat popcorn and chill whilst escaping your fam drama over the holidays. 

Don’t think too much about this one or expect a masterpiece. Accept it for what it is and you’ll like it just fine. 

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