Why Him? falls victim to its genre’s clichés, but Cranston and Franco make for an entertaining odd couple comedic pairing.
Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) is the CEO of a struggling Michigan-based printing company who is very close to his daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch). As Ned tries to land deals to generate much-needed revenue, Stephanie invites her family – Ned, her mother Barb (Megan Mullally) and younger brother Scott (Griffin Gluck) – for Christmas with her in California so they can spend the holidays together and meet her boyfriend, famous video game designer Laird Mayhew (James Franco). After some deliberation, Ned agrees to fly out in an effort to learn more about the love of Stephanie’s life before things get more serious.
Upon arriving to California, Ned is horrified to discover that Laird possesses a …
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