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Why Him?, 2016.
Directed by John Hamburg
A dad forms a bitter rivalry with his daughter’s young rich boyfriend.
Photo Credit: Scott Garfield.
During the majority of Why Him? there is a heavy sensation of déjà vu; this is just Meet the Parents under much raunchier direction. And by raunchier, all I really mean is an over-reliance on lowbrow sexual humor (a luxurious house has artistic paintings of different animals in various sexual positions) and James Franco dropping obscenities in just about every line of dialogue he delivers while playing an upbeat foul-mouthed yet well-meaning billionaire computer programmer. Then after a quick a bit of pre-review research, it came to my attention that this comedy was directed by John Hamburg, a writer on the trilogy of »
- Robert Kojder
Over the holidays, Ned, an overprotective but loving dad, and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry — and Ned’s panic level — escalate when he learns that Laird is about to pop the question.
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3 items from 2016
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