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Why Him? (2016)

R   |    |  Comedy


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A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter's Silicon Valley millionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question.

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30 March 2019 | ReadingFilm
Lex Luther vs. the nuclear family.
'Why Him' is actually sharp in terms of the satire of how the zoomers are just going to take over everything, via mindblowingly irresponsible means. When his helicopter interrupts the shin dig and bringing KISS in, it's pretty much exactly how the youth want to play god. Courting the girl is another obstacle to win at all costs. Displaying horrible manners is a battleground over what can he get away with while money makes that right. (The answer is everything.) Cranston's surrender is the old guard moving out. Of course the script hands him an out that it was 'her decision all along'; and look what a surprise, her decision is the billionaire. 'Why him? I'll tell you why, dad.' But what a creep. Upstaging the patriarch in every way, and after destroying everything, he gets to be the one to pick up the pieces with phony revelations. See how he corrupts the family one at a time. It's insidious stuff. I mean how accurate is it that these tech guys and hollywood elitists attempt to lecture and control and divvy out humanity when there is nothing in there to speak of. We are all victims of them playing out psychosis. Like the genZ 'All the Money in the World.' Elon Musk got out of there at record speed.

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