OF ALL THE GUYS HIS DAUGHTER COULD HAVE CHOSEN…
Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) and his family go to see his eldest daughter (Zoey Deutch) who’s living with a man (James Franco) who turns out to be wealthy but also childishly eccentric and vulgar. There’s a special place in hell for every lousy Christmas comedy, and this is one of them. Not that the season really has anything to do with this inept and clunky movie that relies on a story that has been done a zillion times before. Cranston and Franco try hard to milk laughs out of their showdowns.
2016-U.S. 111 min. Color. Directed by John Hamburg. Cast: James Franco (Laird Mayhew), Bryan Cranston (Ned Fleming), Zoey Deutch (Stephanie Fleming), Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key… Cedric the Entertainer. Voice of Kaley Cuoco. Cameos: Elon Musk, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss.
Trivia: Co-produced by Ben Stiller; the story was co-conceived by Jonah Hill.