Ned Fleming (played by Bryan Cranston), is the owner of a printing company and a father of two kids, Stephanie and Scotty. So when he accidentally finds out about Stephanie's new boyfriend, she invites her family to visit and meet the guy. Laird (played by James Franco) is a video game creator and millionaire. His personality is a little bit different than most people, he curses every other word and is a little too close for comfort at some points. So when the family arrives at his mansion, Ned starts to lose it. Finding out everything that his daughter and Laird have been up to for the past who knows how long really sets him over the edge. The catch? Laird wants to propose to Stephanie.
Now, this movie is credited with the "Cranston vs Franco" tagline, but I'm not really seeing that as the case. Yes, Ned is the overprotective father and is trying his hardest to get Steph to see that he's not the guy for her, but Laird just wants to be a part of the family. So it's really a one sided "fight." Still, its
is probably when Barb and Ned were alone in the bedroom after the huge rager that Laird threw for them. Reminded me a lot of that Charlie Day scene in Horrible Bosses - hilarious. And all the high-tech things that are a part of Laird house, just assist both the awkwardness and to Lairds personality. He has his own Siri - Justine (voiced by Kaley Cuoco), a paperless house (therefore toilets that do the work for you), and just a ton of inappropriate artwork.
Overall, I thought this movie was good. It ended like you'd expect, but those are my favorite kinds of endings - and oh yeah, Kiss makes an appearance. Sweet. I thought the relationships between each character were fabulous and each actor played their role perfectly. I'm going to give this movie a "Liked It" and recommend it to watch this holiday season.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"