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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.

Director:

John Hamburg

Writers:

John Hamburg (screenplay by), Ian Helfer (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoey Deutch ... Stephanie Fleming
James Franco ... Laird Mayhew
Tangie Ambrose ... Patty Dunne
Cedric the Entertainer ... Lou Dunne
Bob Stephenson ... Jerry in Graphics
Bryan Cranston ... Ned Fleming
Megan Mullally ... Barb Fleming
Zack Pearlman ... Kevin Dingle
Griffin Gluck ... Scotty Fleming
Jee Young Han ... Marnie Dingle
Mary Pat Gleason ... Joyce
Juliette B. Reiss Juliette B. Reiss ... Applebee's Waiter
Melissa Graver ... Applebee's Waiter
Steffen Dziczek Steffen Dziczek ... Applebee's Waiter
Jimmy Badstibner ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Franco once mentioned in an interview that the idea for this film came when Jonah Hill was dating Dustin Hoffman's daughter. He planned to vacation with Hoffman and his family and he was terrified that Hoffman would not like him. Thus came the idea for the film 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

Scotty Fleming: These fucking moose balls are in my mouth.
Laird Mayhew: Oh shit, he's teabagging you, bro!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Hollywood Express: Episode #15.1 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (as James Lord Pierpont)
Arranged and Performed by The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
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User Reviews

 
Epic fail...
22 March 2017 | by cherchezanSee all my reviews

Honestly this movie scares me, the fact that it has a score higher than 6 makes me afraid that this is the future of comedies, targeted for the new generation. I was hoping to see a Superbad style movie but this one is just full of absurdity, completely unrealistic, everything feels forced and absurd, the dialogue is just ridiculous... I don't understand how these good actors accepted to star in this massive garbage of a movie... huge disappointment...


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Country:

USA | Cambodia

Language:

English | Khmer

Release Date:

23 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Why Him? See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,002,986, 25 December 2016

Gross USA:

$60,323,786

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,102,725
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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