Why Him?

Comedy

Comedy about an overprotective father stars Bryan Cranston Discuss this article

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Bryan Cranston’s latest attempt to be anything other than Walter White has taken him down a path more familiar to those who loved him before he became an underworld criminal boss.

But can this comedy about an overprotective father and his reckless, oafish and rather-a-little-too-old-for-all-this-sort-of-stuff son-in-law (James Franco) really do the former Malcolm in the Middle star any good?

Early indications are “no”, with a trailer dominated by childish, gross-out gags rather than any genuine comedy this sort of scenario – and indeed, the energy of the well-cast Franco – might have allowed for.

The bottom line
True comedy might be lacking in this one.

By Matt Fortune
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

Why Him?

  • Duration: 111
  • Released: Fri, 23 Dec
  • Language: English
  • Stars: Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Tangie Ambrose

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