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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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Joyce
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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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23 December 2016 (USA)  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,002,986 (USA) (25 December 2016)

Gross:

$60,269,575 (USA) (16 March 2017)
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Trivia

Burnie Burns: Youtuber and co-founder of Rooster Teeth appears in the party scene. See more »

Goofs

When Ned Fleming goes to 'his' bowling alley and starts throwing strikes, not all are technically strikes as indicated by the lane shot number light above the pins. Some strikes were actually the second shot of the bowling frame, so they''d only count as Spares. See more »

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Ned Fleming: I mean, what in God's name is a double dicker?
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Referenced in Today: Episode dated 16 December 2016 (2016) See more »

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Untitled (How Does it Feel)
Written by Raphael Saadiq and D'Angelo (as Michael Archer)
Performed by D'Angelo
Courtesy of Virgin Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fantastic Franco.
1 October 2017 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Why him? I tell you why, because I can't think of any other actor who can transform this this cinematic excrement into a gourmet dish. There is a matteroffactness in his character that lives somewhere between Rupert Pumpkin and Howard Hughes, the thing is that the life James Franco gives to his character is absolutely real. The film could have turned into a horror thriller, because Franco forces you, in the most entertaining way, to feel slightly off-balance. That alone keeps you glued to it in spite of the moronic lack of ideas. Bryan Cranston, of course, is sheer perfection. Reacting hilariously to the absurdity with infinite generosity - A trait of great actors - I wish them a Billy Wilder next time or a Preston Sturges or...you know. Fearless originals just like Franco and Cranston.


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