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