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WHY HIM?

 
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At Theaters: 12/23/2016 On Video: 3/28/2017
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 51 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600911
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
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Over the holidays, Ned 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.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - This is a comedy not unlike writer/director John Hamburg's previous writing success, Meet the Parents, but with the raunch factor upped to R-rated levels; the constant crude and sexual humor, plus harsh language, make this film not as family friendly as that other hit comedy and much more inappropriate for children. Fans of James Franco and Bryan Cranston will definitely enjoy.
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Cast and Crew Heading
James Franco GOAT, TRUE STORY, THE INTERVIEW, HOMEFRONT
Zoey Deutch EVERYBODY WANTS SOME, DIRTY GRANDPA
Bryan Cranston THE INFILTRATOR, TRUMBO, GODZILLA, ARGO
Director: John Hamburg I LOVE YOU, MAN, ALONG CAME POLLY
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Well over 30 F-words; 25 S-words; 2 GD's; many others.
SEX/NUDITY: Sexual situations and unrelated nudity.
VIOLENCE: Comic hits.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol, including by teens; marijuana.
ACTION: A comic fight.
COMEDY: Constant silly banter, wisecracks, slapstick, sight gags, often raunchy.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average ...after an increasing cavalcade of flatly crass visual gags featuring high-tech toilets, moose urine and poorly-timed sexual shenanigans, "Why Him?” collapses the way so many R-rated comedies do. It goes soft and nice and wants us to care about these characters who barely resemble human beings.

NY Post Full Review
Average There is a passable 85-minute comedy in here, caked in an additional 30 minutes of flab. Call it a dad-bod comedy. Many lackluster scenes couldn't be cut because they're building blocks for later jokes that pay off only mildly...

Slant Magazine Full Review
Above Average The film is amiable thanks to the commitment of its lead actors and its refusal to condescend to its characters. Why Him? almost feels like a character study at times, which helps make this overlong, hit-or-miss mainstream comedy more involving than one would have had any reason to expect.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 8 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
2
High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
1
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
1
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (F)
4
About 50/50
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 8 moviegoers:
Unfortunately, this movie wasn't well attended opening weekend so we were only able to collect 8 reviews. The two teen males loved it, as did the one female. The lone adult male indicated that he enjoyed it very much. Of the four females, one loved it, one rated it "above average" and two felt it was an average movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).

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