753. Why Him?

Background info

Title: Why Him?
Director: John Hamburg
Year: 2016
Run time: 1hr 51m

“Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective dad, visits his daughter at Stanford where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). A rivalry develops and Ned’s panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns Laird is about to pop the question.”

Live blog

1:09 – Oof, that’s a moustache!
2:31 – Just shouting out Netflix titles.
6:46 – “The man behind the crack.”
10:30 – That house! “You sure this isn’t an Apple Store or something?”
12:51 – Art out of cables is genius!
15:13 – Motherboard art too!
18:08 – Never heard anything less appetising than plankton foam.
27:18 – That really is a huge bed. Alaskan King, is that something I need to google?
29:15 – Omg, Penny is the new Siri!
29:25 – Woah, so much to talk about there. They over-dubbed his words, presumably because Kaley Cuoco was not first choice, but the vocals sound completely different! Terrible edit!
31:41 – He better not have just dissed Kirsten.
35:43 – Sploosh!
39:08 – Is it a coincidence the nerds are wearing Apple Watches and the family are wearing Misfits?
45:46 – Loving the woman that lives in the ceiling!
1:03:28 – Dude just threw a chicken.
1:19:38 – What the fudge is EarthLink?
1:26:22 – “He’s under ze moose.”
1:39:10 – Worst/Best proposal ever.
1:42:59 – Blimp sighting!



Now, don’t get me wrong, this is a terrible film. It’s crude from start to finish, some of the jokes are pretty rubbish, the acting isn’t top notch, and the story is obvious and, you know, a bit stupid. Having said that, I secretly loved it. Laughed a lot, so many nerd jokes and brilliant references. Elon Musk showed up, for crying out loud!

It’s stupid and mindless and really, not good, but still, I had a great time watching it. Can’t score it highly though, as I don’t recommend anyone watches it.

Rating: 1/5.