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

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

One dimensional Bryan Cranston
★★★★
Bryan Cranston's performance ruined this for me. I have seen more life and vitality in the Statue of Liberty. — Mark in SLC

Loved it!!
★★★★★
For the ones who didn't like it, have a sense of humor and quit being boring — PowerslaveChris

Fun movie!
★★★★★
It's a fun movie! I'm starting to lose faith in rotten tomatoes. This isn't supposed to be an art piece! — amnesia-kei

Best movie ever! Super hilarious 😂
★★★★★
From beginning to end it was like I couldn't stop laughing 😂 I love ❤️ it n specially because it was the last movie we watched with my ex. I'm always going to remember that day it was super awesome. Believe me u must watch this movie! — 💕Sweatheart💕

Great comedy...
★★★★★
So funny, couldn't stop laughing (especially since I have a teenage daughter). Those who didn't find this movie to be funny are probably those who you do not want your daughter to marry. LOL — 991tts

Why Him?
★★★★★
So cute!!! The entire cast Rox!!!!! — C.C.'s Tunes

Paperless household! 😄
★★★★
This movie is very funny. Franco and Keegan were great. However, a bit disappointed that the trailer is showing a deleted scene. — See0h

Zzzzzz
★★★★
Trust the Rotten Tomato reviews on this movie. It had a couple funny parts, but for the most part was a really bad movie. Don't waste your time. — Kes8514

Major Bust
★★★★
Good actors, good story but it just doesn't work. — seanhrpro

Crazy Hilarious
★★★★★
Absolutely loved it! It's my type of movie. The ending was great, the plot was great, it was just executed amazingly! — Efronn

Hilarious
★★★★★
This movie is very funny. I have been waiting for this movie since the trailer came out and I wasn't disappointed. — Rjbranch

Nice movie
★★★★★
Very, very funny :D — Danielsan9773

Must see
★★★★
Great movie ! Worth a watch and buy 😇 — Amish40032882