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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 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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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

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

Ned Fleming: Well, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Laird Mayhew: Whoa. That is so profound! Did you come up with that?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Feel Me Flow
Written by Joseph Modeliste, Art Neville (as Arthur Neville), Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, DJ Kay Gee (as Keir Gist), Anthony 'Treach' Criss (as Anthony Criss) and Vin Rock (as Vincent Brown)
Performed by Naughty By Nature (as Naughty by Nature)
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music/Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Overall great movie
14 March 2017 | by dreeves8115See all my reviews

Honestly, everyone who reviewed this movie must be very sad individuals. This movie obviously wasn't meant to be the best picture of the year, but it really had its own way of speaking to its viewers. The comedy wasn't what I thought it would be, but the overall emotion I felt from this movie was impeccable. It made me happy, it made me cringe, it made me laugh. This movie deserves no negative reviews, simply because it is what it is and if you don't appreciate that then don't bother leaving your negative opinion.


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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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