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Why Him?

Ned Fleming and Barb, together with their 15-year-old son Scott, go to visit their eldest daughter Stephanie, but they are shocked to find that Stephanie has a wealthy and famous boyfriend named Laird Mayhew. His personality is a bit too overwhelming for them, and this causes Ned to have a really bad impression of him, even though Stephanie insists that Laird is a nice guy and she is perfectly happy with him. Laird then reveals his plan to propose to Stephanie in the next five days, his heart set to do whatever it takes to get Ned`s blessing. So he starts by trying to win over Barb and Scott, but Ned goes out of his way to make sure Laird doesn`t succeed.

Language: English
Subtitle: Chinese
Classification: NC16
Release Date: 29 Dec 2016
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 2 Hours 22 Minutes
Distributor: 20th Century Fox
Cast: James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch, Keegan-Michael Key
Director: John Hamburg
Format: 2D

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Writer: Cinnamon Lion

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Watch this if you liked: “Meet the Parents”

The Good, the Bad and the Overprotective Father :

• The movie is pretty much an R-rated version of "Meet the Parents", but not as good or funny.

• There are a few original jokes which received giggles from the audience, but most of them are repeated or at least heard before in other movies.

• Not to say that James Franco is not funny, but his character as well as the jokes he used in this movie does not showcase his true abilities.


• The movie is based on the U.K. television show, "Cuckoo".

Cinema Online, 29 December 2016
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only