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A FARCICAL GENERATION-GAP comedy in the vein of Meet the Parents that pits another socially awkward young man against his girlfriend’s over-protective father. Here, however, it is James Franco’s uninhibited Silicon Valley billionaire Laird who has the upper hand when Bryan Cranston’s crusty Midwestern patriarch Ned and his wife Barb
(Megan Mullally) pay a Christmas holiday visit to his mansion.
Indeed, it is Ned, horrified at the prospect of Laird marrying his daughter Stephanie (Zoey
Deutch), who lands in one embarrassing situation after another as he strives to thwart the match.
Confronted with the uncurbed Laird’s foul tongue, brazen tattoos and hi-tech modernist house, fuddyduddy Ned is hopelessly at a loss. Unfortunately, so is the film, and the longer it goes on the less funny things become.
2016, 15, 111MIN
BRYAN WAS UNHAPPY ABOUT BEING THE MIDDLEMAN