Why Him? is a 111 minutes comedy directed by John Hamburg, mostly known for I Love You, Man (2009). It is starring Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Cedric the Entertainer, Kegan-Michael Key, Bryan Cranston and Megan Mullally. A synopsis reads: “A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter’s Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question”.
Watching Why Him? I was pleasantly surprised. When entering the cinema screen I din’t think I will laugh a lot, but it happened. I must say this is a goofy movie and I would advise you not to put too much thought going in. What I would say to you is to just enjoy the show. James Franco is brilliant, he brings his A-game here, and is once again totally hysterical. Bryan Cranston has a surprising comedic timing. Megan Mullally is a scene stealer. Kegan-Michael Key is bonkers. They all contribute to making this film enjoyable for us as spectators.
What I liked about this film is also the fact that it’s got Kaley Cuoco (one of my favourite actresses) as an awesome version of Siri, apparently the best of Silicon Valley. Oh, and a half of the band KISS in full costume and makeup. Without saying too much I think the end of this film will warm your heart. Another thing that is worth mentioning is that the movie contains a lot of swearing and adult scenes, so I don’t recommend it to the kids.
If I were to give a rating to this film it would be a 6.5 out of 10. It’s not extraordinary, but definitely worth a watch, especially if you are a James Franco fan. Why Him? is in cinemas everywhere !
La La Land is a 128 minutes musical that I had the pleasure to watch a few days ago. It is directed by Damien Chazelle, mostly known for Whiplash (2014). La La Land is starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. A synopsis reads: “Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars, but as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart“.
It is worth mentioning that this film is nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Watching it, I had the feeling of being transported to another world, where everyone is happy and sings catchy songs. The opening sequence took my breath away and the rest of the film didn’t disappoint either. The end of the film is built beautifully and it makes you wishing for the story not to end. I must say La La Land is a beautiful cinematic piece with soul, wit, charm, style and love.By watching it, you get a good feeling from the beginning till the end!
The chemistry between Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling is undeniable and their acting is top class. I can’t think of any other actors that could have played their roles. This is to show how much they were suitable for their parts. I can’t remember the last time I saw a musical, but I felt La La Land could define this genre. The soundtrack is brilliant in my opinion, especially the tracks Mia & Sebastian’s Theme and City Of Stars. If you want to listen to the soundtrack of this film you can do so on Spotify. I highly recommend this film and I’ll give it a 8.5 rating out of 10.