• Why Him? (2016)

Why Him?

Release Date: December 23rd, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2017

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

During the holidays, loving but overprotective Ned (Bryan Cranston) travels to California to visit his daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) at Stanford University. While there, he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). Even though Laird is a multimillionaire, Ned disapproves of his freewheeling attitude and unfiltered language. His panic level escalates even further when he learns that Laird plans to ask for Stephanie's hand in marriage.

Cast: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Keegan-Michael Key, Adam DeVine, Zack Pearlman

Director: John Hamburg

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Red Hour Productions, TSG Entertainment, 21 Laps Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Creative, House, Mother, 2010s, Transformation, Cheeky, Hilarious, Car, Love, Brother, Father, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Jon FroschThe Hollywood Reporter

    Almost nothing anyone does registers as recognizably human; it’s all just a pretext for yet another round of envelope-pushing outrageousness. show more

  • 63
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    An enjoyable (but long) romcom that's like "Meet the Parents" on LSD, laced with rat poison. show more

  • 25
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Why Him? is the kind of movie that makes trendy sophistication and homespun values look equally unattractive; the only remaining alternative is anarchy, an ingredient that’s sadly lacking in this bland, formulaic comedy. show more

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