Why Him?

January 10th, 2017


Why Him?

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Release Year: 2016

Critic's Score: /100

Director: John Hamburg

Stars: Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Tangie Ambrose

Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), an overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, Laird (James Franco). The rivalry develops,and Ned's panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.

Writers: Jonah Hill, John Hamburg, Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Tangie Ambrose, Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Tangie Ambrose, Cedric the Entertainer, Bob Stephenson, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, Zack Pearlman, Griffin Gluck, Jee Young Han, Mary Pat Gleason, Juliette B. Reiss, Melissa Graver, Steffen Dziczek, Jimmy Badstibner, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Zoey Deutch - Stephanie Fleming
James Franco - Laird Mayhew
Tangie Ambrose - Patty Dunne
Cedric the Entertainer - Lou Dunne
Bob Stephenson - Jerry in Graphics
Bryan Cranston - Ned Fleming
Megan Mullally - Barb Fleming
Zack Pearlman - Kevin Dingle
Griffin Gluck - Scotty Fleming
Jee Young Han - Marnie Dingle
Mary Pat Gleason - Joyce
Juliette B. Reiss - Applebee's Server
Melissa Graver - Applebee's Server #2
Steffen Dziczek - Applebee's Server #3
Jimmy Badstibner - Fleming Company Employee

Taglines: Of all the guys his daughter could have chosen...


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Did You Know?

According to Megan Mullally, the cast was given free access to improvise as much as they wanted to and eventually 240 hours of films was shot on camera, which had to be trimmed to 90 minutes for the final film. See more »


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