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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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Storyline

Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), 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 (James Franco). 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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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,002,986 (USA) (23 December 2016)

Gross:

$60,312,925 (USA) (17 March 2017)
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Trivia

Laird Mayhew's (James Franco) surname could be a reference to the TV series Breaking Bad (2008) (which Bryan Cranston was the lead actor in) as he shares the same surname as the minor character Brandon "Badger" Mayhew. Also when Bryan Cranston's character, Ned Fleming, is asked by his family about how he knows what "vaporising" is, his reply is "I've been around". This could possibly be a reference to Cranston's time in Breaking Bad as he played the character Walter White (Heisenberg) a manufacturer of the drug Methamphetamine. 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: 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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References Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015) See more »

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Trim Your Tree
Written by Jimmy Butler and Mitchell Leigh
Performed by Jimmy Butler
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I can't remember the last time I cringed so often
24 December 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I usually (and quite easily) hand out 8, 9 or 10 stars to a film. In fact, the majority of movies I watch receive good-to-excellent scores from me. This one however, does not.

The jokes often feel exaggerated and forced, and are embarrassingly childish with far too much profanity. I can't remember the last time I cringed so often. Sure, there was the occasional joke which received a giggle from just about everyone, but the majority of the humour was replied to with silence and head-shaking. It seriously felt like it was a movie thrown together quickly to make a decent enough trailer to lure an audience. So, don't fall for it. You've been warned.

3.4 / 10


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