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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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Kevin Dingle
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Joyce
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Applebee's Waitress
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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

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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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Release Date:

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

Megan Mullaly and Casey Wilson played mother and daughter on Happy Endings (2011). See more »

Goofs

When the Flemings return to Michigan, they land in a United Airlines 727 aircraft which were retired from United Airlines in 2001. See more »

Quotes

Laird Mayhew: Motherfucking *Fleming's* are in the house! YES!
Ned Fleming: Oh my God.
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Crazy Credits

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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Christmas Time
Written by Jimmy McCracklin
Performed by Billy Boy Arnold
Courtesy of Red Lightnin' Records, North Lopham Rocks
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How vile and disgusting can you get!
18 January 2017 | by (Michigan, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie is an exercise in how revolting they can go. But stupid scatological humor, and a plethora of f-bombs is one thing; when disgusting explicit sexual descriptions come out of the mouth of children, well I think this descends into the category of child pornography. Everyone involved in this film should be ashamed.

I didn't expect this kind of movie from an actor like Bryan Cranston, or the director of "I Love You Man". There must be a grown-up somewhere in the process, you would think, to say no, this is beyond decency. I've seen a couple films from Jason Bateman, "Bad Words" and "The Change-Up", that both put children in sexual situations, which should be offensive to everyone. Studios need to feel repercussions from foisting this kind of sleazy contemptible depravity on unsuspecting audiences.


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