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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 billionaire 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 billionaire 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:

$51,833,047 (USA) (12 January 2017)
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Trivia

The app developed by Laird (James Franco) in the movie - "Ape Assassins" - is available on the iPhone App Store. See more »

Goofs

When Kevin and Ned are trying to hack into Laird's computer, Ned tries various passwords. Each time, the words he is typing appears on screen as text. In reality, for security reasons, all passwords appear on screen as a series of asterisks. See more »

Quotes

Laird Mayhew: Motherfucking *Fleming's* are in the house! YES!
Ned Fleming: Oh my God.
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References The Pink Panther (1963) See more »

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Written by Thomas Hien & Scott Chesak
Performed by Thomas Hien & Scott Chesak
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Jonah and James: Won't get fooled again
27 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Jonah Hill, James Franco, and another: "Hey I've got only a trailer length's worth of funny content for a new flick that's another ATM for us! We'll stick in some (now formulaic) prolonged disturbing sexual content that differentiates us/the film as young and hip."

Really, if you saw the trailer you saw the best of this movie. Whoever made the trailer really deserves a big payout for creating something people would look forward to as a funny diversion from all the serious political crap of late.

It's got a good cast that's wasted on the lame writing, but hey it's a pay check!


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