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Why Him? (2016)

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A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter's Silicon Valley millionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question.

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Cast

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Patty Dunne
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Jerry in Graphics
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Joyce
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Applebee's Waitress
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Fleming Company Employee
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Storyline

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 millionaire boyfriend, Laird. The rivalry develops,and Ned's panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Of all the guys his daughter could have chosen...

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Rated R for strong language and sexual material throughout | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,002,986, 25 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,269,575, 16 March 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,497,580, 16 March 2017
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Trivia

Both Bryan Cranston and Megan Mullally appeared on Seinfeld (1989). See more »

Goofs

During the Christmas party, when her dad is asking Stephanie "Why Laird" there's a loose strand of hair on the left side of her face. It changes position several times as the camera angle changes back and forth. See more »

Quotes

Ned Fleming: Pardon my French, but fuck that noise!
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene with Gustav after the first credits. See more »

Connections

References Eastern Promises (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Christmas (I Don't Want To Fight Tonight)
Written by Joey Ramone
Performed by Ramones
Courtesy of Sire Records
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Jonah and James: Won't get fooled again
27 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Jonah Hill, James Franco, and another: "Hey I've got only a trailer length's worth of funny content for a new flick that's another ATM for us! We'll stick in some (now formulaic) prolonged disturbing sexual content that differentiates us/the film as young and hip."

Really, if you saw the trailer you saw the best of this movie. Whoever made the trailer really deserves a big payout for creating something people would look forward to as a funny diversion from all the serious political crap of late.

It's got a good cast that's wasted on the lame writing, but hey it's a pay check!


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