Why Him?

Synopsis: 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 millionaire 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.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): John Hamburg
Production: 20th Century Fox
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Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min


Hey, babe.

So happy to see you!

Hi! I got your flowers.

That was so sweet of you.

Of course.

Well, I know you're finishing

your global health paper today

and you've been working

really hard on it.

Well, I'm almost done, so, maybe

you want to come over

and Netflix and chill and...


You mean you want to f***?

I did not say that!

Oh, my god!

I know.

No! I was being

more subtle than that!

I know. I'm sorry.

Yes, I am so down for that.

It's been like

three f***ing days.

My balls are so blue right now,

like dark blue,


Like almost black.

No, I'm f***ing serious.

Here, check it out.

I believe you.

I believe you.


I'll see your

almost-black balls later.

Cool, Steph.

Come over any time after 6:00.

Okay, hun?

Okay. Dude,

we are going to Netflix

and chill this sh*t so hard.

Peaky blinders. Kimmy Schmidt!

Movember's over.

Time to shave the pornstache.

Sorry. Making a murderer!


Stranger things!

Black balls!

Anyways, Ned followed his dreams

and turned a run-down

old printing press

into the industry powerhouse

known today

as the Fleming company.

Best boss in the world!

The Fleming company!

We're talking

brochures for

steelcase furniture,

half the specialty jobs

in grand rapids

and who could forget

the domino's pizza circular?

But before all that...

Ned met a young Michigan

Wolverine, Barbara welsh.

How did this older guy get me?

Ned took her on their first date

to see his favorite band...



My favorite band, too!

Rock and roll!

A few years later,

the stork brought

my sister, Stephanie.


She's so cute.

They weren't close at all.

Oh, dropping her off at school.


Then came me, Scotty f.

Did we have another child?

I forgot about that second baby.

Oh, we had another child.

Anyways, big cheese.

I'm sorry, guys.

I promised myself

I wasn't gonna do this.


But I love you, dad.

Happy birthday.

Way to go, Scotty!

I love you, too, buddy.

Thank you. Wow!

That was fantastic.

We've got

one last surprise for you.

That's right.

Ladies and gentlemen,

live from her dorm room

at Stanford...

It's my sister, Stephanie!

Hi, everyone!

Hey, honey!

Hey, Steph!

Hey, it's Kevin!

Hi, Kevin!


Can we see?


Hi, momma.


Hi, dad.

The birthday boy.

Hey, honey.

You guys look like

you're having so much fun.

And I wish I could

be there with you.

She's so sweet.


Get out.

Yeah, I just wanted to say,

dad, that I love you.

I love you, too, honey.

I love you more.

No, you don't.

Love you to the moon and back.

I'll let you win this round.

Okay, pops?

Even though you're now like...


You are still...

What are you doing here?

You asked me to come over.

You're early.

I said after 6:

All right.

Give me a sec,

- I'm on the phone.

- Got it.


It's just my friend. Anyway.

Oh, my goodness.

Oh, laird, what are you...

Go finish your call.

I'm just getting ready

to Netflix and chill, baby.

No, not now, laird.

Oh, my goodness.

Kimmy Schmidt!

Pull up your pants.

Marco Polo.

Oh, my god!

How do you make it stop?

Whoa, whoa, mom,

you just took a screenshot.

Kevin, help her out. Kevin.

Hey, there he is.

Happy birthday, big cheese.

Thanks, Jim.


Hey, Ned.

Fun dinner last night.

Hey, Jerry.

Thanks. Lou.

Hey, cheese,

can I have a minute?

Sure. Good morning, Joyce.

Great party.

Hold all his calls.

You gotta be kidding me.

Big lots is bailing out on us?

We've had that account

since '06.

They're moving all their

print work to China.

Oh, god.

Cheese, we're already getting

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John Hamburg

John Hamburg (born May 26, 1970) is an American screenwriter, film director and producer. more…

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