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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Jack MathewsNew York Daily News

    Keaton is so over-the-top, so loud and so physically animated that when Daphne develops a case of laryngitis mid-way through the movie, it's as if a neighbor's car alarm has finally been shut down. However, in those silent moments, when Daphne is communicating with notes, you realize how much you like this actress. 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

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Despite being rooted firmly in "chick flick" territory (with a high "cuteness" index), it has the capacity to please to viewers of both genders who appreciate the genre. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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