Why Him? That’s the question being asked by Ned (Bryan Cranston), in a comedy that now sees its second trailer being released, and between the first and second ones, it does look like they’ve crammed the whole film into the trailer!
He’s the father of Zoey Deutch, and as the trailer begins, stating how a father will do anything for his daughter as she grows up, although he’s overprotective, and the last thing he wants is for her to find the love of her life in the boorish and over-tattooed Laird (James Franco), a hugely inappropriate oaf with no filter on his mouth. So the fact they’re about to get married fills Ned with dread.
Written by John Hamburg and Ian Helfer, the former also directing (and who wrote films such the ‘Meet the Parents‘ trilogy, so you can see where this one is going), the film also stars Adam Devine, Megan Mullally and Keegan-Michael Key, and looks like a very amusing comedy as Cranston and Franco square off against each other, but I hope it doesn’t go the way over many US 15-rated comedies, these days, like Bad Neighbours and Dirty Grandpa, where the full version only gets released on Blu-ray, when it reeally should be shown in the cinema.
Why Him? has been brought forward from January 6th to December 26th, so it just escapes the January and February period, which is the time when all the non-Oscar/BAFTA-nominated junk gets released because it’s not good enough as summer fayre.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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