Why Him?

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"Of all the guys his daughter could have chosen..."
  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 6.2  (122,608)
  • 39

Why Him? is a 2016 comedy movie directed by John Hamburg and starring Zoey Deutch, James Franco, and Tangie Ambrose. The movie revolves around the story of a loving but overprotective father, Ned Fleming (played by Bryan Cranston), who accompanies his family for a holiday trip to meet his daughter Stephanie's (played by Zoey Deutch) new boyfriend, Laird Mayhew (played by James Franco), who is the CEO of a multimillion-dollar tech startup.

Little does Ned know, but his daughter is dating a man who is far from typical. Laird is a tattooed, foul-mouthed, and free-spirited Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is known for his extravagant lifestyle and wild partying. Things start off on the wrong foot when the Flemings arrive at Laird's mansion, which is filled with obscene artwork, a rock-climbing wall, and a pet moose. Laird tries to impress Ned by showering him with lavish gifts and assuring him that he will take good care of Stephanie. However, Ned is far from convinced and is convinced that Laird is not the right fit for his daughter.

As the holiday progresses, Ned increasingly finds himself at odds with Laird's bizarre antics and outlandish behavior. This creates tension between them, which ultimately leads to a series of mishaps and misunderstandings that put their relationship to the test. Meanwhile, Stephanie tries to reassure her father that Laird is the right person for her and that he makes her happy. However, Ned is not swayed and becomes bent on sabotaging their relationship.

As the Christmas holiday approaches, tension starts to mount and all hell breaks loose at Laird's house. To make matters worse, Ned discovers Laird's elaborate plan to propose to Stephanie during their holiday stay, which makes him even more determined to put an end to their relationship. However, things take an unexpected turn when an emergency arises and forces Ned and Laird to work together.

Why Him? is a hilarious comedy that blends family drama with outrageous comedy to create a funny and heartwarming film. The movie features stellar performances from its all-star cast, with James Franco delivering a standout performance as the eccentric and lovable Laird. Zoey Deutch equally puts in a great performance as Stephanie, the loving and supportive girlfriend caught in the middle of her family’s doubts and Laird’s eccentricities. Bryan Cranston as Ned is equally impressive as the skeptical dad who ultimately grows to appreciate Laird for the happiness he brings to his daughter's life.

Overall, Why Him? is a fast-paced and entertaining movie that will keep you laughing throughout. With its brilliant cast, witty script, and excellent humor, it manages to capture the awkwardness and joy of family dynamics. It is a movie that showcases the difficulties that come with family relationships, how to cope with unexpected situations, and how love can ultimately bring people together.

Why Him? is a 2016 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 39.

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