Has difficulty wedding its collage of ideas with a compelling narrative.
At best made-for-TV quality with stars too big to allow it to go directly where it belongs.
Adopts an oh-so-serious tone and resorts to awkward melodrama to get the point across.
Its greater ambitions don’t make it a better movie - just a longer and more pretentious one.
What happens when a promising premise is betrayed by a dumbed-down, hackneyed screenplay.
Cheesy enough to be viewed as a parody except nearly everyone involved seems to take it at least somewhat seriously.
"Why Him?" contains its share of effective humor but suffers from malaises that infect many modern comedies.
Don’t bother venturing out to see the movie; stay home and play the game instead.