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Why Him?

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John Hamburg

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About the Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 139
  • Fresh: 53
  • Rotten: 86
  • Average Rating: 4.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: It all works in theory. But the execution's off. – Darren Franich, Entertainment Weekly, Dec 23, 2016

Fresh: Not as wild as intended, but reasonably diverting just the same. – Tom Russo, Boston Globe, Dec 22, 2016

Rotten: "Why Him?" rarely delivers more than a half-chuckle. Right now, everyone involved might be thinking, "Why me?" – Rafer Guzman, Newsday, Dec 22, 2016

Rotten: I'm not going to lie. I laughed - just not as frequently or as hard as I would have liked to. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Dec 25, 2016

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Customer Reviews

It was hilarious!

I believe that it was hilariously funny and it was a movie to enjoy! ;)

Why him

Love this movie so much I thought it was pretty fun and it reminded me of me and my dad

One of the funniest movies I've ever seen!

I have seen several comedies, and this by far was one of the funniest! Definitely a must watch, I could watch this movie over and over again. James Franco really outdid himself.

Why Him?
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2016

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