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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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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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Comedy

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25 December 2016 (Canada)  »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Keegan-Michael Key and Zack Pearlman previously worked together on Key's show Key and Peele (2012) during the "Substitute Teacher" skit. See more »

Goofs

During the helicopter scene, Laird's star 'tattoos' have started to dry and crack. See more »

Quotes

Ned Fleming: There's bukkake floating all around me!
Barb Fleming: What's bukkake?
Ned Fleming: Oh Laird told me; it means when you're overwhelmed and you've got too much going on.
Barb Fleming: Oh my gosh, I'm like drowing in bukkake at this point.
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Crazy Credits

There is a scene with Gustav after the first credits. See more »

Connections

Edited into Hollywood Express: Episode #15.2 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Dope Girlz
Written by Steve Aoki, Shaun Frank, Richard Chippy and Yaakov Gruzman
Performed by Steve Aoki & Shaun Frank
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Pleasantly surprised!
30 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

It might be prudent never to judge a book by its cover, but often enough, the author would give you a good idea what you're about to invest your time in. Bryan Cranston and James Franco doing a comedy together was enough to give me the necessary shove to press "Play" on this one.

I like comedies but finding a good one lately has been a challenge. Been disappointed many times with trailers that seem promising only to find out that those scenes are the best the entire movie has to offer. There have also recently been a bunch of comedies relying on the director's or the leads' reputation to carry the film to box office and critical success only to crash and burn upon release. This one is a rare exception. Congratulations to the team for getting it just right! James' Laird was a delicate balance. Annoying yet sweet, sometimes offensive but without being repulsive. Bryan's Ned fits the stereotype yet has been restrained enough to remain relatable. Even the cameo from Gene and Paul, though expected, came out fresh.

If you're looking for a fun movie, give this one a try. Be forewarned though of the liberal use of profanities.


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