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Why Him?

Why Him?
Why Him?
Why Him?
  • R
  • 1h 52m
  • 2016
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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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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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

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Common Sense Says
Funny but formulaic comedy has lots of crude material.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Bryan Cranston and James Franco star in Why Him?, a funny, if crass (and ultimately unoriginal), holiday-themed comedy about parenting, love, careers, and family. There's lots of swearing (including "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," and more) and some nudity (mostly backsides), as well as frank conversations about libido, sex acts, and more. There's also plenty of brand-name dropping, as well as drinking, vaping,and marijuana use. That said, amid the over-the-top gags is the idea that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover and that open, honest communication is key to resolving family conflicts and misunderstandings. And, although it doesn't work out perfectly, the film does try to show an awareness of feminist values.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:December 23, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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