Why Him?

R (for strong language and sexual material throughout)
Running time:
111 minutes

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 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.

Release date:
December 23, 2016
Quick review:
James Franco burns up the screen with surreal weirdness in a madcap take on “Meet the Parents” co-starring Zoey Deutch as his younger lover and Brian Cranston and Megan Mullally as her straight-laced Midwestern parents. Franco plays Laird, an eccentric, four-letter-word-loving, heavily tattooed Silicon Valley gazillionaire with a heart of gold who hosts his gal’s family at his gorgeous mansion for a weekend filled with wordplay, sight gags, crazy stunts, and a bit of sex. Keegan-Michael Key is brilliant as Laird’s friend, employee, and martial arts teacher. Franco lays it on heavy and dominates every scene, so those allergic to the actor may want to keep away. His fans will lap it up.