This film’s tone is so inconsistent as to cause whiplash and it frequently substitutes emotional manipulation for intelligence.
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.