Why Him?

Why Him?

DVD - 2017
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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, Laird. The rivalry develops, and Ned's panic level goes through the roof when he finds himself lost in this glamorous high-tech world and learns that Laird is about to pop the question.
Publisher: 2016 ,
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Moore Park, NSW : [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD WHY
Characteristics: 1 DVD (approximately 106 min.)

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LoganLib_Kirra Nov 29, 2017

Why Him? is a genuinely hilarious and surprising comedy with a star-studded cast that's perfect for a Christmas movie night!

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aavishkakumar Aug 22, 2017

I thought it was sweet and funny. Just something purely to watch to have a nice laugh and smile.


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Nooksack20
Jan 16, 2018

If you are in the right frame of mind and are not insulted by foul language, there are lots of laughs in this movie. It is outside of the social norm for most adults over 40.

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paigestormblade
Jan 08, 2018

need to be removed from shelves not ok for kids at all with the cursing please remove it or retag for adult viewing only. it is funny will have you rolling but sad thing, they made them all look like incomplete uneducated mind framed people in this, then the with the on going annoying cussing. This is not safe or suitable for children to view at all, that you don't want exposed to using bad language.

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COURIER3
Dec 24, 2017

How many times do we have to hear the "F" bomb in a movie., 100, 200, 300, 400? Shocked Bryan Cranston put his name on this debacle. Crude and lewed, poor story line.

LoganLib_Kirra Nov 29, 2017

Why Him? is a genuinely hilarious and surprising comedy with a star-studded cast that's perfect for a Christmas movie night!

There are some laughs in the first 45 minutes, but the last half of the film is completely adrift in a nauseatingly-sweet idealized middle-class world view. I don't see a lot of big budget Hollywood comedies, but it seems that they rely on this formula of simultaneously skewering the bourgeoisie while validating/championing the bourgeoisie. The end result is infantile nonsense.

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fledge
Sep 28, 2017

Comedies have a sense of logic. Good movies have characters who are all smart, more or less, say smart and interesting things that move the story forward, more or less, and behave in human ways. None of these characters appear in this film. Every character in this film is deeply stupid, and none of them have but the remotest semblance to a living person. An unwatchable movie, one of the worst of the year.

aavishkakumar Aug 22, 2017

I thought it was sweet and funny. Just something purely to watch to have a nice laugh and smile.

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aksbrmo1026
Aug 14, 2017

Unfortunately, I have to say "PURE GARBAGE".

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ystfarc
Jul 24, 2017

I rated this a Zero. If I could rate it LOWER I would. Pure FILTH. The library and hollywood should be embarassed to have such a low quality film. If this is American Entertainment; then this country is in deep moral trouble.

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Daryl1Reader
Jul 14, 2017

There probably are a few thousand people in Hollywood who would like this film. My guess is that everyone else would hate it. Nothing but F-bomb after F-bomb trashy low brow humor with a very weak story line. I find it hard to believe that someone read this horrible script and thought it worth making. They must have paid the stars a bunch to take on this dog...
I watch a lot of films and this qualifies as the worst I have seen in some time.

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paigestormblade
Jan 08, 2018

paigestormblade thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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jimg2000
Apr 21, 2017

Most good fun quotes have "offensive" language. So, slim picking:

Well, I'm almost done, so, maybe you want to come over and Netflix and chill and...
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Mom: It's a paperless house, darling.
Dad: I got that. But how am I supposed to complete my business?
Gustav: Well, all Japanese toilets have a very effective and pleasant cleaning spray. And I will be very happy to walk you through the entire process.
Dad: Oh, god.
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What I wanted was for us to spend Christmas in California together like I planned, before everything went to shxt because you made it all about yourself.
-Mm-hmm.
You both did.
-I did?
Yes! You idiots think you can pass me back and forth like I'm your property or something? I'm done. This is the worst Christmas ever.
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Dad: We've been members of the kiss army for, like, 30 years now. Yeah. Our first date was the crazy nights tour.
Mom: Yeah! And, boy, was that crazy. Crazy.
Kiss: Did you get laid?
Mom: Um... I gave him a xxyyzz.

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