Why Him?

Why Him?

Why Him?

A loving father (Bryan Cranston) cannot allow a happy-go-douchie millenial millionare (James Franco) to marry his daughter in this comedy. From the director of I Love You, Man.

Over the holidays, Ned (Cranston) and his family visit his daughter (Zoey Deutch) at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry and Ned’s panic level escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

2016Rating: R16, Violence, offensive language & sexual material111 minsUSA
Comedy
83%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

The question in this movie's title gets a lot of use. A version of it could also apply to pretty much everyone involved, especially Cranston.

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Variety

Variety

press

It's bluntly cheeky, it goes on for too long, but the concept keeps on giving.

0
Time Out

Time Out

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The title isn't the only "why" question viewers should be asking themselves.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Proving definitively that slapping Mr. Franco's scenery-eating grin on any old drivel doesn't guarantee entertainment, "Why Him?" is trite, crass and insultingly moronic.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A disposable bit of Yuletide fun.

3.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

There is a passable 85-minute comedy in here, caked in an additional 30 minutes of flab. Call it a dad-bod comedy.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Almost nothing anyone does registers as recognisably human; it's all just a pretext for yet another round of envelope-pushing outrageousness.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Why Him? is the best Judd Apatow movie that Judd Apatow had nothing to do with: it's sweet, raunchy, big-hearted, and very, very funny.

0

The holy grail of comedy is to make you laugh but there are many different types of laughter. It can range from a joyful belly laugh about the funny side of being human to a cringe laugh based on the psychology of shame and embarrassment. Joyful comedy makes us feel good while cringers lessen us. The sit-com Why Him (2016) goes hell-for-leather at extreme...

2.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

The question in this movie's title gets a lot of use. A version of it could also apply to pretty much everyone involved, especially Cranston.

0
Variety

Variety

press

It's bluntly cheeky, it goes on for too long, but the concept keeps on giving.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The title isn't the only "why" question viewers should be asking themselves.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Proving definitively that slapping Mr. Franco's scenery-eating grin on any old drivel doesn't guarantee entertainment, "Why Him?" is trite, crass and insultingly moronic.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A disposable bit of Yuletide fun.

3.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

There is a passable 85-minute comedy in here, caked in an additional 30 minutes of flab. Call it a dad-bod comedy.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Almost nothing anyone does registers as recognisably human; it's all just a pretext for yet another round of envelope-pushing outrageousness.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Why Him? is the best Judd Apatow movie that Judd Apatow had nothing to do with: it's sweet, raunchy, big-hearted, and very, very funny.

0

The holy grail of comedy is to make you laugh but there are many different types of laughter. It can range from a joyful belly laugh about the funny side of being human to a cringe laugh based on the psychology of shame and embarrassment. Joyful comedy makes us feel good while cringers lessen us. The sit-com Why Him (2016) goes hell-for-leather at extreme...

2.0
0