Why Him? parents guide

Why Him?

Of all the fish in the sea...

Release date December 23, 2016

A father (Bryan Cranston) always has high expectations for the man who asks for the hand of his daughter (Zoey Deutch) -- and the rich-but-socially-irresponsible Laird (James Franco) doesn't even come close. Hoping to squash any ideas about marriage, Dad sets out to prove the young man is not the right man for his little girl.

Why is Why Him? rated R? The MPAA rated Why Him? R for strong language and sexual material throughout.

Why Him?
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Why Him? rated R? Why Him? is rated R by the MPAA for strong language and sexual material throughout.

- Brief non-graphic violence.
- Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand violence in a comic context.
- Several depictions of physical assault.

Sexual Content:
- Frequent use of crude, detailed sexual language.
- Two scenes of nudity (depicting pubic region and/or buttocks) in sexual contexts.
- Non-sexual nudity.
- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity and sexually suggestive scenes, with no nudity and some detail.
- Infrequent portrayals of and references to crude bodily functions.
- Fondling.
- Embracing and kissing.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Occasional crude scenes and content.

Approximately 180 instances of coarse and/or sexual language, including:
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations, sometimes in a sexual context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, profanity, and vulgar expressions.
- Slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context.
- Infrequent references to illegal substance use in a recreational context.

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Why Him?
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse and Sexual Language.
Alberta 14A Crude Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language, Crude Content.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Sexual Content.
Quebec 13+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

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Cast and Crew

Why Him? is directed by John Hamburg and stars James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Zoey Deutch .

From the Studio:
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 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.
Written by 20th Century Fox

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Why Him? movie is March 28, 2017. Here are some details…

Why Him? releases to home video on March 28, 2017.

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