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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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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

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: 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 Why Me? (1990) 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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Epic fail...
22 March 2017 | by VladSee 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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