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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Stephanie Fleming
... Laird Mayhew
... Patty Dunne
... Lou Dunne
... Jerry in Graphics
... Ned Fleming
... Barb Fleming
... Kevin Dingle
... Scotty Fleming
... Marnie Dingle
... Joyce
... Applebee's Waiter
... Applebee's Waiter
... Applebee's Waiter
... 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

According to Megan Mullally, the cast was given free access to improvise as much as they wanted to and eventually 240 hours of films was shot on camera, which had to be trimmed to 90 minutes for the final film. See more »

Goofs

When Gustav introduces intern Randy to the family, he says he graduated "summa cum laude" from MIT. MIT does not give class rankings or Latin honors to its students. See more »

Quotes

Ned Fleming: There's bukkake floating all around me!
Barb Fleming: What's bukkake?
Ned Fleming: Oh, Laird told me; it means when you're overwhelmed and you've got too much going on.
Barb Fleming: Oh, my gosh, I'm like drowing in bukkake at this point.
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Crazy Credits

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

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References The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

Down On the Corner
Written by John Fogerty (as John Cameron Fogerty)
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Please do not watch this!
12 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

I was troubled by everything in this sick, sick, movie; so much so that I did a search to see if it was just me, or if other people felt the same. My faith in humanity has been restored a bit based on most of the reviews I have read. This is probably the first comedy I have ever watched where I had to shield my eyes because I was terrified to watch what would be next. This movie goes beyond just burning brain cells. To say that it is lewd and raunchy does not begin to describe it. Only watch this movie if you enjoying cringing the entire time.


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