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Why Him?

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    64
    from 2 reviewers
  • Why Him?
    2016
    111 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10

    Director: John Hamburg

    Actors: Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Tangie Ambrose, Cedric the Entertainer

    Plot: A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming realizes that his daughter's Silicon Valley millionaire boyfriend is about to pop the question.

    Disc Release Date: 28 March 2017

    • Video
      74
    • Audio
      74
    • Extra
      44
    • Movie
      61

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Why Him? is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment with a 2160p transfer in 1.85:1. This digitally shot film was presumably finished at a 2K DI (though I haven't seen any authoritative...

    • Audio
      90
    • This version offers the same excellent DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 track detailed in the Why Him? Blu-ray review. That said, as tends to be the case with Fox 4K UHD releases, the audio and subtitle specs on...

    • Extra
      20
    • The 4K UHD disc features the commentary that is part of the larger supplements package on the 1080p Blu-ray detailed in our original Why Him? Blu-ray review (a 1080p Blu-ray is also included in this package)....

    • Movie
      60
    • Why Him? offers the perhaps unexpectedly winning pairing of Bryan Cranston and James Franco in the oft told tale of a parent not approving of their child's choice in significant other. While hardly a sophisticated...

    • Total
      60
    • I was kind of unexpectedly charmed by Why Him?, and I have to admit I laughed anew at the outright goofiness of some of the interplay between the characters as I watched this 4K UHD version. That said,...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The weird, creepy video game mogul wraps its octopus tentacles around our Ultra HD Blu-ray home with a stellar HEVC H.265 encode that delivers an excellent upgrade over its Blu-ray counterpart. The 4K...

    • Audio
      80
    • The awkward Holiday get-together shows up at the door with the same enjoyable DTS-HD MA 7.1 soundtrack as its Blu-ray counterpart, satisfyingly exceeding expectations for a movie of this caliber. Rear...

    • Extra
      30
    • Audio Commentary: Director John Hamburg is joined by co-writer Ian Helfer and editor William Kerr for a mildly interesting if also somewhat entertaining discussion on the production, the plot and the performances...

    • Movie
      60
    • Finally, a comedy that confronts the real-life anxiety and agonizing ordeal of meeting a significant other's parents, the internal anguish of gaining the approval of potential in-laws. But before delving...

    • Total
      70
    • On the surface, Why Him? is the standard and very conventional "meet-the-in-laws" trope, offering very few surprises and delivering on its promise without fail. Nevertheless, with great performances from...