Friday, 30 December 2016
A father is aghast when he meets his college daughter's tattooed, crude behaving boyfriend for the first time.
'Why Him?' delivers exactly what you would expect from the trailer and the marketing. Coarse and in your face expletive-laden toilet and sexual referenced humour is the go. This is not an exercise in subtle or sophisticated comedy.
I quite enjoyed 'Why Him?', more so in fact than the numerous other coarse comedies the Hollywood studios have distributed in recent years. Many others in the audience at the session I attended clearly shared my enjoyment.
In its own way 'Why Him?' satirises many aspects of contemporary lifestyles and business.