Why Him?

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


Why Him?
Over the holidays, 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. The straight-laced father thinks the youth, who has absolutely no filter on what he says or does, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry escalates when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that loverboy is about to pop the question.

94 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language).
Comedy.

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Zac Efron, eat your heart out!
Zac Efron, eat your heart out!

Credits

Cast
Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Tangie Ambrose, Cedric the Entertainer, Bob Stephenson, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally
Director
John Hamburg
ScreenplayJohn Hamburg, Ian Helfer, Johan Hill
MusicTheodore Shapiro
CinematographyKris Kachikis
EditingWilliam Kerr
Sound formats
SA distributorTimes Media Films
Made in2016
Produced byTwentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Red Hour Films, 21 Laps Entertainment, TSG Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageFrequent, strong impact
NudityInfrequent, low impact
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent, low or mild impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
17 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
4
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Alan Zilberman quote iconYou'll ask yourself why you didn't stay home.
5
Cape Times
Unknown
5
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote icon.. film that should have tried harder at being clever rather than outlandish.
8
Metacritic.com
29 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
106 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSolidly cast but overall misconceived, Why Him? offers the odd chuckle, but ultimately adds disappointingly little to its tired father-vs.-fiancé formula.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconFunny but formulaic comedy has lots of crude material.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
19 users
10
Rottentomatoes users
10330 users
13
Internet
1843 Netizens quote iconA truly awful film. I didn’t have to pay to get in, but still wanted my money back.
13

Average .. 45%

9

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