I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  11 May 2007 (Spain)
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A mother falls for a younger man while her daughter falls in love for the first time. Mother Nature messes with their fates.



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Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 May 2007 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

I Could Be Your Mother  »

Box Office


$24,000,000 (estimated)

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While set in the US, many of the cast are well-known British actors, playing American. See more »


When Rosie is talking to Izzy about the value of Pi, the Scion car in the background disappears and reappears several times. See more »


[first lines]
Mother Nature: [sigh] Pretty impressive, huh? People tend to think of me as that, uh, environmental nut. But whenever I get down to work they say, 'Mother Nature, you're such a destructive bitch'.
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Written by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard
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Surprisingly Enjoyable
11 August 2007 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

I Could Never Be Your Woman is the first film directed by Amy Heckerling (Clueless) in like 7 years. I ended up unexpectedly loving Clueless back then, and this film definitely has that same vibe, as well as many of the same cast members, including Rudd, Stacey Dash, and Wallace Shawn. The movie was a light, fun romantic comedy that I enjoyed quite a bit (though I could have done without Tracy Ullman's "Mother Nature"). Michelle Pfeiffer makes a nice return from her movie hiatus in the lead here, after easing back in with her smaller supporting role in Hairspray earlier this summer. Her daughter is played by Saoirse Ronan, a talented young woman who is gonna be breaking out in a big way in the next year with this and roles in several other really big-name films. But the real star here is definitely Paul Rudd, who has proved to be one of the funniest guys around right now. Between this, his involvement with the Apatow crowd, his participation in all manner of projects by alumni of The State, and the rest of his work, he definitely knows how to find good projects and surround himself with equally talented people.

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