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Because I Said So (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 2 February 2007 (USA)
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) (4 February 2007)

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$42,674,040 (USA) (5 April 2007)
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Trivia

Lauren Graham's character is seen wearing a Barnard sweatshirt, where the actress actually attended college. See more »

Goofs

When Daphne is done interviewing Jason, she puts out two cards, one of which Jason takes. When Johnny comes by and plans to take a card, there are two cards on the table when there should be one left. See more »

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[from trailer]
Sung Mi: [to her friend, in Korean] Oy vey. Mom's ass is so tight, it's vacuum sealed.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #15.21 (2007) See more »

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Written and Performed by Todd Bozung
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The awful writing outweighs some moments of brilliant acting
3 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Diane Keaton, but this was mostly painful. I can only point a finger at the writing because as predictable as this movie is, there are some absolute gems of BRILLIANT acting from both Keaton and Moore. I'm not sure why anyone is in this movie other than Mandy Moore and Diane Keaton because no use is made of them. I sat for the first half hour wondering what any of these actors saw in the script, but I will admit to laughing out loud several times at the painful "family" moments I think people will recognize from their own lives. Diane Keaton deserves a better script for her talents. And when TV actors are trying to transition to film, they should raise the level of their work.


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