Why Him?

Genre:  Comedy | Running Time:  111 min.
In theatres: December 23, 2016
DVD/Blu-Ray: March 28, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.43
based on 234 votes and 109 reviews
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Cast: James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, Keegan-Michael Key, Casey Wilson, Adam Devine

Synopsis

A straight-laced, overprotective dad named Ned (Bryan Cranston) and his family travel on holiday to visit his daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch), who's studying at Stanford. There, Ned meets his worst nightmare: Stephanie's new socially awkward billionaire boyfriend Laird (James Franco), who is by far the opposite of Ned's envisioned perfect suitor.

Finding him wildly inappropriate for his daughter, Ned sees Laird as obnoxious, rich, and worst of all, tattooed. When Ned discovers that Laird is planning to propose to Stephanie, his panic and one-sided rivalry turns into a mission to stop the engagement before it happens.

Director: John Hamburg
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Stuart Cornfeld, Shawn Levy, Ben Stiller, Dan Levine
Screenplay: John Hamburg, Ian Helfer
Official Site: http://whyhimmovie.com

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  • 1 star "A couple of laughs. Pretty typical - writers didn't want to spend the time writing good jokes, so instead just had a guy say the "f" word a lot. Would really love to see a good comedy - with funny jokes and circumstances, that can stand on its own without the tiring language. This is definitely not that"
  • 5 stars "Best comedy I've seen in a long time."
  • 5 stars "Perfect casting, perfect plot. Lmao'd"