Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective dad, visits his daughter at Stanford where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). A rivalry develops and Ned's panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns Laird is about to pop the question.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
256 Ratings
256 Ratings

39% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 4.8/10
  • Fresh 57
  • Rotten 90

Critics Consensus: Solidly cast but overall misconceived, Why Him? offers the odd chuckle, but ultimately adds disappointingly little to its tired father-vs.-fiance formula.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Funny but formulaic comedy has lots of crude material.

Information

Studio
20th Century Fox
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Subtitles, Audio Description, Stereo, Dolby 5.1, Dolby 7.1)
Additional
French (Subtitles, Stereo), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
AD
Audio description refers to a narration track describing what is happening on screen to provide context for those who are blind or have low vision.

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