I'm not going to lie. I laughed - just not as frequently or as hard as I would have liked to.
It all works in theory. But the execution's off.
Uneven but funny enough ...
Like "Meet the Parents," but littered with F-bombs, "Why Him?" is a holiday comedy that never quite figures itself out.
For this puerile farce, director John Hamburg recycles a tired premise -- a straitlaced father disapproves of his daughter's freewheeling boyfriend -- and then drowns it in moose urine (really).
What say we tiptoe quietly away and pretend this movie never happened?
Fans of ribald, gross-out humour looking for light seasonal fare with a mildly redemptive message will find Why Him? a wildly entertaining jaunt.
Why Him? doesn't reinvent the raunchy Christmas-themed comedy, but like a visit home for the holidays, it proves to be (oddly) comforting.
Why watch "Why Him?"