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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: 130
  • Fresh: 51
  • Rotten: 79
  • 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

waste of time

Could have been funnier and many parts were dirty just for the sake of being dirty. Sometimes you have to go beyond a sex joke and actually have some humor...

Major Bust

Good actors, good story but it just doesn't work.


Trust the Rotten Tomato reviews on this movie. It had a couple funny parts, but for the most part was a really bad movie. Don't waste your time.

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

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