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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
Juliette B. Reiss ... Applebee's Waiter
... Applebee's Waiter
... Applebee's Waiter
... Fleming Company Employee
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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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23 December 2016 (USA)  »

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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

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

The first night at Laird's house, "Smoked California Bear" is served for dinner but later in the film Laird says that everything served is from within 500 yards of the house. While he has a lot of animals on the properly, odds are that he doesn't have any bears. 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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There is a scene with Gustav after the first credits. See more »

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Featured in The Project: Episode dated 22 December 2016 (2016) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont (James Lord Pierpont)
Arranged and Performed by The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles
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Fantastic Franco.
1 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Why him? I tell you why, because I can't think of any other actor who can transform this this cinematic excrement into a gourmet dish. There is a matteroffactness in his character that lives somewhere between Rupert Pumpkin and Howard Hughes, the thing is that the life James Franco gives to his character is absolutely real. The film could have turned into a horror thriller, because Franco forces you, in the most entertaining way, to feel slightly off-balance. That alone keeps you glued to it in spite of the moronic lack of ideas. Bryan Cranston, of course, is sheer perfection. Reacting hilariously to the absurdity with infinite generosity - A trait of great actors - I wish them a Billy Wilder next time or a Preston Sturges or...you know. Fearless originals just like Franco and Cranston.


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