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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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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 ... Applebee's Waiter
Melissa Graver ... Applebee's Waiter
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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Country:

USA | Cambodia

Language:

English | Khmer

Release Date:

23 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¿Por qué él? 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$60,269,575, 16 March 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,497,580, 16 March 2017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the scene where Laird gives Ned his Christmas stocking, there is a portrait on the wall behind Ned taken of him earlier that day with both Ned and Scottie visable. See more »

Goofs

During the Xmas party at the end, when KISS is singing 'The First Noel', it looks like Gene Simmons doesn't really know the lyrics very well. His mouth appears to be singing different words to everyone else. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Ned Fleming: Why *him*?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Top Chef (2006) See more »

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Crazy Beautiful Life
Written and Performed by Thomas Hien & Scott Chesak
Courtesy of Platform Music Group and Defend Music
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Please do not watch this!
12 June 2017 | by bedowdSee 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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