Bryan Cranston and James Franco star in Why Him?, a wild comedy about an uptight father dealing with his daugther’s socially inappropriate boyfriend.
G2G Movies Watch Why Him? Plot
Over the holidays, Ned (Bryan Cranston), 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 (James Franco). The straight-laced Ned thinks Laird, who has absolutely no filter, is a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry—and Ned’s panic level—escalate when he finds himself increasingly out of step in the glamorous high-tech hub, and learns that Laird is about to pop the question. Why Him? is directed by John Hamburg, of Safe Men, Along Came Polly and I Love You Man previously. The screenplay is by John Hamburg and Ian Helfer.
G2G Movies Watch Why Him? Cast
James Franco as Laird Mayhew, Stephanie’s boyfriend
Bryan Cranston as Ned Fleming, Stephanie’s father and Barb’s husband
Zoey Deutch as Stephanie Fleming, Laird’s girlfriend, Ned and Barb’s daughter, and Scotty’s older sister
Megan Mullally as Barb Fleming, Ned’s wife and Stephanie’s mother
Griffin Gluck as Scotty Fleming, Stephanie’s 15-year old younger brother and Ned and Barb’s son
Keegan-Michael Key as Gustav, Laird’s best friend, calmer assistant and trainer, the billionaire’s European-hailing estate manager
Cedric the Entertainer as Lou Dunne, Ned’s friend
Kaley Cuoco as the voice of Justine, Laird’s in-home artificial intelligence
Zack Pearlman as Kevin Dingle, Ned’s I.T. guy
Jee Young Han as Marnie Dingle, Kevin’s mother
Grace Ly Ngo Hazelett and Sadie Kate Ngo Hazelett as Vanessa Dingle, Kevin’s sister
Casey Wilson as Missy Pederman, the first creator of an online invitation company called StampFree Invites.
Andrew Rannells as Blaine Pederman, the second creator of an online invitation company called StampFree Invites.
Adam DeVine as Tyson Modell, the creator of the wildly popular Ghostchat app.
Tangie Ambrose as Patty Dunne, Lou’s wife and Barb’s friend
Steve Bannos as Tree Lot Owner Burt
Cameos by Burnie Burns, Steve Aoki, Richard Blais, Elon Musk, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Chris A. Liscomb.
G2G Movies Watch Why Him? Movie Info
Directed By: John Hamburg
Written By: John Hamburg, Ian Helfer
Runtime: 111 minutes
Studio: 20th Century Fox