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Because I Said So (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 2 February 2007 (USA)
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A meddling mother tries to set her daughter up with the right man so her kid won't follow in her footsteps.

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Daphne Wilder is a mother whose love knows no bounds or boundaries. She is the proud mom of three daughters: stable psychologist Maggie, sexy and irreverent Mae and insecure, adorable Milly - who, when it comes to men, is like psychotic flypaper. In order to prevent her youngest from making the same mistakes she did, Daphne decides to set Milly up with the perfect man. Little does Milly know, however, that her mom placed an ad in the on-line personals to find him. Comic mayhem unfolds as Daphne continues to do the wrong thing for the right reasons...all in the name of love. In a battle of strong wills, the mother-daughter dynamic is tested in all its fierce, wacky complexity. The girls help Daphne finally discover the truths and impossibilities of motherly love, all while trying to answer the questions: where does it begin and where should it end? Written by anonymous

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She's just your normal, overprotective, overbearing, over-the-top mother.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including dialogue, some mature thematic material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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2 February 2007 (USA)  »

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A la recherche de l'homme parfait  »

Box Office

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$13,122,865 (USA) (2 February 2007)

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$42,640,890 (USA) (30 March 2007)
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A photo of a younger Diane Keaton that appears in this film is also featured in The Family Stone. See more »

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On the business card Daphne hands to Jason, the word "facsimile" is misspelled as "fascimile." See more »

Quotes

Milly: [on the phone with her mother and sisters talking about the guy she's with] Only... I think he might have a hot-dog with a bun.
Daphne Wilder: [not getting it] Are you having a picnic?
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References The Dating Game (1965) See more »

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Black Horse and a Cherry Tree
Written and Performed by K.T. Tunstall
Courtesy of Relentless Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Like reading "Cosmo"
2 October 2007 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

"Because I Said So" is one of those types of movies. Yes, one of THOSE types. They keep being made because it seems that the genre of woman-centered dramedies that often blend into one another make for great date movies. Supposedly. Or at least because they continue to say so in all the woman's magazines at the grocery store check-out line.

This one stars Diane Keaton, who has been in one too many of these over the years, Lauren Graham, who has seen better writing on her series "Gilmore Girls", Piper Perabo, whose career tends to float under the radar, and Mandy Moore, whose range is limited but whose charm seems endless. The latter three star as sisters with a ridiculously over-involved mother (Keaton), who go through ups and downs, weddings, and such, while mom pokes her nose too deeply into Moore's love life. It sometimes feels like the confession section of "Cosmo" magazine crossed with the advice column. The answer (read, the ending) is visible from the get-go, and getting there leads to frequent rolling of one's eyes.

This is silly, light and fluffy comedy with little on its mind but the predictable happy ending. It's an okay way to pass the time, but expect to feel guilty in the morning.


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