Why Him?

Comedy • R • Directed by: John Hamburg • 112 minutes

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

Viewer reviews

The "F" word is used in every sentence
★★★★
Too much reference to sex and the "F" word. — TexProv

Cookie Cutter Snoozer
★★★★★
Feel like I just watched an Adam Sandler remake that wasn't as good as the original. This would be a decent movie if you were on a long flight overseas and just realized you found one extra movie on your iPhone you haven't watched yet. It's a mildly entertaining time killer, but nothing more than that. So don't get your hopes up. Enjoy your flight. — 374260

Boring
★★★★
Gratuitous vulgarity isn't funny. Waste of rental fee. — shariterese

Couldn't even finish it.
★★★★
🤦🏼‍♂️🙁🤢💩 — Mr_Stas

Original story line and funny
★★★★
As we begin to get a little older, we grow tired of watching the same movies over and over again. What may be funny to some has been done and said a thousand times to those of us that have watched a lot of movies. I'm always looking for something different, fresh storyline, new jokes, and this one is definitely an original. It's not gutt-busting hilarious and it won't make you roll on the floor, but is lightly funny throughout the entire movie. It has no dead spots and the plot stays on track throughout and has a nice upbeat ending. Nice cameo appearance, too. I won't tell you by whom though. It's an enjoyable movie. I watched it twice in the 24 hour rental time. — tom94vette

Very bad
★★★★
Not funny at all. I didn't laugh at a single part in this film. — Thomas Paul. Oficial

Didnt bother to finish
★★★★
Outlandish from the get go. Lacks a real Plot. Just a lot of shock factor humor which falls flat. Couldn't even last the final 20 minutes of the movie and we gave up. — andy bok

Confused but amused
★★★★★
The story didn't follow through and the ending was pointless. It was as if they filmed the whole movie on snapchat only pieces of information in 10 second clips. The actors are all great and it wasn't their acting that was problematic just the direction. — Mollipopstar

Waste of money and time!
★★★★
This is one of the worst movies I have seen in a long time. Very unfortunate. — Bulldog Mama OKC

Funny comedy
★★★★
It is nice comedy. It is funny. — Once loyal customer

Made us laugh.
★★★★★
For those that like raunchy comedy, this is for you. It's the perfect melding of American Pie and Van Wilder. — Buffyfansmg

REDBOX MOVIE
★★★★★
Great acting, good story Dumb Movie... few chuckles here and there James Franco looked hot asf but other then that not worth your money... — SIA4LYFE

Funny at times but don't waste your time
★★★★
I get that it's an R-rated comedy but it seemed like it tried too hard to be way over the top. — Mark_Berry

Pretty dad gum funny
★★★★
I love James Franco so I automatically have ( 3 Stars ) locked and loaded! I will admit that this isn't the most humorous movie of his that I've seen but it is pretty dad gum funny. — Hexximan

Just bad
★★★★
Felt very forced. Not funny. I wish I could get back the time I spent watching it. — awawa

Hilarious!
★★★★★
Wasn't able to feel the chemistry between James and the girl but the movie itself is funny. Lots of cameos too! Watch out for Jonah Hill and Steve Aoki! — Nani090489

Unwatchable
★★★★★
I watched 45 minutes and gave up and started watching the Weather Channel. Now that Cranston is now a big Hollywood star he can make horrid movies like the rest of them. So glad I rented instead of purchasing. — Mission Accomplished

Why me
★★★★★
same old comedy with james franco....the daughter didnt seem to even be from the same family....was okay at best. — David Pearose

Hilarious
★★★★★
This movie is supposed to be silly and ridiculous. I don't what what these people were looking for but I couldn't stop laughing! — Drew_baru

Funny
★★★★★
Don't listen to hyper critical rotten tomatoes! This movie was funny! — layzboy1986

A Really Good Time
★★★★
It made us laugh the whole way through. I'm starting to believe Rotten Tomatoes is out of touch and too cynical to provide accurate reviews. This movie is a good time! — AmusedSpaceman

Why Him
★★★★★
Really funny and credit goes to the team who casted the roles...Perfection — Radd123

crazy stupid fun
★★★★★
On point movie with references to current events—job/business loss from outsourcing, international trade, midwest conflict with silicon valley—omg! I loved it. Not sure why the critics were so hard on this movie…perhaps they are sore about losing jobs themselves. It is supposed to be mind numbing comedy, but the movie delivered a bit more, even alluding to young women’s choices in terms of family or career. Franco was super cute & endearing as shrewd ‘laid back’ new money. — Sarita Fastlaner

Even dumber than it looks
★★★★
Nothing but uncomfortable over the top awkward sex humor. I laughed maybe twice but cringed a lot. The unfunny is strong with this one. I expected some of level of stupidity but this is beyond idiotic. If your IQ is above that of phytoplankton I'd suggest watching something else. — pigybank

Amazing!
★★★★★
Classic family Christmas! A fathers worst nightmare with a great twist! — Rankberg12

Why Him?
★★★★★
I agree that this movie is not some deep philosophical, action, horrible horror like the rest of the garbage that videos offer, TV, movies, etc. But for me it was fun, joyful,& playful which was, actually, a refreshing movies daughter new boyfriend. I do not remember seeing him before, but he was adorable as well as the daughter, son, & mom. To me, it was hilarious & nice not to have to cringe & run out of the room like", Nocternal Animals" can';t get thru the car jack scene & took me 10 years to view "Finding Private Ryan," and electricity went out very ending. Hope I am not too desensitizes like poor kids who grow up with violent games, Mind Ultra Control & know difference between right & wrong. Thx for listening to this long review. — remmy1

Acting is horrible!
★★★★
I really wanted to like this movie but the acting is just horrible. Story is thin too. Don't waste your money on this. — Drunken Chicken

it’s entertaining...
★★★★★
i bought this movie cause Ned reminded me of my dad. i didn’t really expect much but ended up laughing and entertained. this is worth every penny spent. — mc hottie

Very funny movie.
★★★★★
I was a little skeptical at 1st. But this movie is really good. The father moments are genuine. Cranston nails it. — breeus44

Just not funny
★★★★
It is not a funny movie. The story is simple: of good college girls dating stupid and vulgar rich guys, college dropouts. The movie tries to normalise a $$$-man with an intelligence of a 4 years old, as an eligible boyfriend to a beutiful young women 10 years his junior. — moonpath

worst movie of the year!
★★★★
Talk about lame! Bad acting followed by a lame script! Horrible movie with no talent! — coleius

Great movie
★★★★★
I would watch it again, it's really funny! — badbitchreview

Hilarious Movie!
★★★★★
This movie is funny as hell! — eric.pulizzano

waste of time
★★★★
Could have been funnier and many parts were dirty just for the sake of being dirty. Sometimes you have to go beyond a sex joke and actually have some humor... — MathalynnsMom

Why Him
★★★★
Pretty solid for having a bad Rotten Tomato score — pickymovieperson

Terrible!
★★★★
Not funny. We flipped to something else within 15min. — J-Rockalicious

Awesome!
★★★★★
I laughed & cried, great movie. <3 Wish I had a dad. — IT'S FUN TIME

FANTASTIC!!
★★★★★
So funny. Love it!! — Wannalivestrong

2.5 Stars
★★★★★
I honestly dont see why people liked this movie so much..its not a very entertaining movie, it just seemed like dry humor. Upsetting since bryan cranston and james franco are great actors, i just didnt really enjoy the movie overall.. — Justin1020304

Hilarious !!!
★★★★★
Great movie. And a lot of good laughs. — leathernecks RunON 26

Why Him
★★★★★
This movie was too funny.... Haven't seen a good comedy in awhile. Loved it.. — Blue dog house

Must watch
★★★★★
I thought this movie was hilariously funny must watch😂 — Kevintye dude

BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!
★★★★★
I love this movie i saw it in theaters with my friend and i laughed the entire time there was one part were i spilt my skittles a bit cause i knocked them off the table cause i was dying laughing but yall get the point its a funny af movie — TheLegendAriana

I watched the trailer it was good
★★★★★
Have yet to see the movie but it's good — HB video

Ok
★★★★★
Had a few funny parts (what was shown in the trailers) the rest is ok a few chuckles here and there the rest kind if drags. — MoNayrooz0223

Funny throughout
★★★★★
Didn't have high expectations for this movie. Though it might be another pointless movie like Neighbors 2. But much to my surprise, it was really funny the whole way through. Just one stupid moment IMO. Fun movie. Good acting. Watch it. — SgtStorm

It was amazing and halarious
★★★★★
Best movie ever — Chloe*boe

Confused vulgarity with comedy
★★★★★
Could have been funny, has a few moments, but more often confuses shocking vulgarity with comedy. — Michael Prescott

So so
★★★★★
Not that funny but worth watching if you're bored. — Bfbx21

LOL!!!
★★★★★
This movie is so funny and Keegan, Bryan, and James are absolutely hilarious. It is hard to get me to laugh but this movie had me laughing so much! Def buy it! — Real26