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Close Menu. Travelling or based outside United States? Video availability outside of United States varies. Sign in to see videos available to you. Why Him? An overprotective dad Bryan Cranston visits his daughter at Stanford where he meets his biggest nightmare: her eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend James Franco. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. More purchase options. By ordering or viewing, you agree to our Terms. Sold by Amazon.
The IMDb editors are anxiously awaiting these delayed movies. Check out what we'll be watching in Browse our picks. 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.
That woman, by the way, is a bright and bubbly Stanford University senior played by Zoey Deutch —a character of ambition and theoretical agency. Bryan Cranston and James Franco are stuck in these one-note roles, respectively, in what is a one-joke movie. Cranston is uptight and overprotective; Franco is unfiltered and overpowering. Laird lives in a ridiculous, minimalist monstrosity high in the hills above Silicon Valley, where various employees, hangers-on, celebrity chefs and farm animals wander in and out during the day. Jokes are just so much funnier when you explain them afterward, right? Cranston, meanwhile, is hemmed in on the opposite end of the spectrum. Ned is judgmental and inflexible, with repeated references to how much he and Barb love the band KISS serving as the only indication that he was ever any fun.