• Because I Said So (2007)

Because I Said So

Release Date: February 2nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Daphne Wilder (Diane Keaton) is the proud mother of three women: Milly (Mandy Moore), Maggie (Lauren Graham) and Mae (Piper Perabo), and her love for her offspring knows no bounds. Because her youngest, always chooses the wrong man, she decides to take action to prevent Milly from repeating the mistakes of the past. Dating disaster ensues when Daphne tries to achieve her goal by placing an online personal ad for Milly.

Cast: Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Lauren Graham, Piper Perabo, Gabriel Macht, Tom Everett Scott, Colin Ferguson, Stephen Collins

Director: Michael Lehmann

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Gold Circle Films

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Love , Lighthearted , Family , Heartwarming , Husband , Daughter , Hilarious , Pursuit , Growing up , Mother , Relationships , Sister , 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 0
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This film bespeaks a truly startling mistrust of the movie audience, and, what's more, a disrespect for the feature film medium. Yes, of course it was conceived as an unpretentious entertainment pitched mainly to girls and young women. Yet that doesn't explain the nightmarish quality of the finished product.

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Because I Said So might have been sharper if it had focused on the mother/daughter relationship and didn't blunt its story with romantic comedy. show more

  • 60
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Amongst the cardboard-cutout supporting characters, Lauren Graham brings a welcome deadpan sensibility to the overeager proceedings. show more

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