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What a huge disappointment! What happened to Diane Keaton? Would you call that exaggerated hysteria of hers in there acting? Why did she even agree to appear in such a mess? Is that boring way of ruining an already weak script directing? That singer Mandy Moore and Piper Perabo (totally redundant character) really are actresses? Is that bunch of clichés and predictable, unbelievable chick-flick situations a movie? Why is Lauren Graham, the most under-employed wonderful actress, in this? By the way, she was the most human and reasonable character in this so-called movie, actually a collection of extremely annoying characters. When will she get the major film role adequate to her talent and skill?
My mom and I saw this movie yesterday and absolutely loved it. It's a
light, breezy flick thats perfect for watching on a lazy Saturday
afternoon. I already have plans to buy it when it comes out, actually.
I LOVED Milly's apartment and her lifestyle as a caterer. And both of the boys she meets are SO cute! Especially Johnny. I officially have a crush on Gabriel Macht now.
We got a kick out of the husbands in the theater that were obviously dragged there by their wives. If we weren't laughing at the movie or goofy Diane Keaton in a few select parts, we were laughing at our surroundings... which made for a wonderful afternoon.
It was a great movie that I'm definitely going to watch again and again. People who didn't like it are way too critical... how can you really complain about such a cute chick flick!? Didn't you KNOW that's what it was gonna be?
I walked out of 'The Science of Sleep' boring arty farty crap and so went to see this instead. 'Because I Said So' was never boring did make me laugh at times, the woman sat next to me laugh out loud a few times. I give it 5 out of 10 its better than most chick flicks. Which is never going to be hard to do. Perhaps it appeals to women more! I enjoyed seeing Venice again I love that part of L.A. Once more we see Santa Monica Beach yet again, when are Hollywood movie makers going to travel a little further than the beach? The film is not great I found the kid Lionel irritating more than cute. It was good to see Diane Keaton in a film once more she was good I thought. I liked this film but I would not go as far to say that I loved it. Enjoyed: well Diane Keaton was good and there was never going to be any doubt how it was all going to end. None are going to win awards thats for sure. Perhaps a better surprise ending that we don't see coming would have helped but in a rom/com that perhaps would never do. When I'm trying to watch the background and think Oh I have seen/been there it shows how interesting the story was? At least I never even thought about walking out! And its not so far fetched than those of the genre.
This movie was totally unbearable. Diane Keaton nagged the entire time, and half the time it didn't even make sense. Not only was the movie not entertaining, but it actually ANNOYED ME to watch it! And what was with the split screen dialog between Moore and Keaton. IT DIDN'T EVEN MATCH UP! Seemed like they were talking to two separate people. In addition, the lame attempt to make a recurring funny event with the cakes never stuck. First It was introduced entirely too late, and let us be honest, who holds and swings a cake around for 5 minutes while having a conversation when there are about 20 good tables to set it on right next to you. IT WASN'T FUNNY! And lastly, you should have put more of the Gilmore Girls and the Coyote Ugly into this move, they could have salvaged it a little more. Shoot ANYTHING could help this atrocity!
It is just absolutely sweet, amazing, extremely funny, and heartwarming as well. I can't believe that it was such a flop and got such bad ratings because it was SO GOOD! I could watch this movie a million times and still love it! If you haven't yet seen it... SEE IT NOW! You won't be sorry! Plus, Diane Keaton is such a great actress and made the movie awesome!I usually don't go for romantic comedies but now I think I change my mind because this was so....well...romantically funny! However, some of the conversations can contain some sexual content. For instance, when Daphne (Diane Keaton) loses her voice and is writing messages out to her daughter (Mandy Moore)and asks her what an orgasm feels like. Plus, what kind of mother asks her daughter a question like that!?
I absolutely love this movie! Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Lauren Graham, and Piper Perabo - you cannot get better than that! All of the ladies of this film are excellent actors and I think Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore really make you believe they are mother and daughter. I have watched this movie over and over (atleast 6-7 times) and it never gets old. They are all beautiful women and very talented actresses! I can also say that I adore Stephen Collins and Gabriel Macht! I just read a comment that the movie was awfully written, I loved it. I love the storyline, a mother who cannot let go of her daughters. A daughter who needs her mother, but wants to make her own decisions. Seeing the bond between a mother and her child. I love the music of this film as well. I love everything about this movie!
WoW Im Not A Big Chick Flick Fan But Because I Said So Was Very Good.
Its Good Story Line And Good Acting. I Think Everyone Thats In Chick
Flicks Should See This Movie Its A Very Funny Movie. Mandy Moore Was
Great In This Movie Her Acting Was So Good And I Did Not Know She Was
That Good Of A Actor She Proved Me Wrong. If You Don't Like Chick
Flicks I Don't Think You Will Like This Movie But I Don't And I Did So
You Never Know. And 5.2 Rating Is Not True Its Way Better Then That
Maybe In Like 7.0ish Not 5.2 Thats Crazy. And Can Anyone PM Me Telling
Me Why It Is 5.2 That Would Be Great. And That's Why I Loved Because I
P.s I Hope They More A New One.
i wanted to see this movie since i knew Mandy was in it. Mandy Moore is
known for making cool songs and really good movies but turns out both
things she does are not popular! i don't think that is fair.. Mandy is
more talented than a lot of other pop stars in the world.
there are a lot of bad reviews from this movie but i have to say it's a really good one, it proves how mothers can be sometimes for pushing their daughters into getting married so they wont stay alone.
this is a perfect movie to watch with family, friends and even just yourself, and there are not many movies that can do this. Mandy's talent is great and Diane Keaton really performs like a real mother! ha ha.
if you like Mandy Moore then you'll like this film, its not bad at all!! its a great film to enjoy more than one time in your life!!
This is God awful by any standards. It pains me so much to see Keaton acting in a movie that is only made the more awful by her annoying, stereotypical, unimaginative, insulting, irritating, deprecating, and unworthy role. Honestly, if this is the only role you can get as a an actress after 60, it's no wonder Hollywood legends are running to the scalpel faster than Michael Jackson after an online chat with an 11 year old boy. This is literally insulting for an actress of her caliber. Am I to understand Sean Connery, Rober Redford, Clint Eastwood can get more lips plastered on their wrinkled butts at 70 than Donald Trump on an "Apprentice" episode during double elimination week, but Diane Keaton can't get a role more serious than being second fiddle to a one hit wonder? K'mon! What is wrong with the world? It's even worse than seeing Glenn Close play Cruela Deville in a 3rd installment of 101 Dalmatians. Diane, do yourself a favor and shoot your agent, for the love of god eat a sandwich, and stop making movies that confirm that you really need the money. Unmatchable.
It is rare when I enjoy a film that is almost universally despised by
most major film critics in the country. However, it happened with
"Because I Said So".
Certainly the experience and resume behind the direction and writing of the film did not portend greatness. The director is Michael Lehmann (whose career has mostly been in directing television except for the brilliant black comedy "Heathers" from 1989), and the writers are Karen Leigh Hopkins (an actress in bit parts and an occasional screenwriter) and Jessie Nelsen (co-writer of "I Am Sam").
However, this film did have great stars Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore and a solid couple of Executive Producers - Michael Flynn (producer of "Ed Wood" with Tim Burton/Johnny Depp and "Hearts in Atlantis" with Anthony Hopkins) and Norm Waitt (producer on "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"). Ms. Keaton, Ms. Moore, Mr. Flynn and Mr. Waitt saw something in this project worth pursuing and I'm glad they did, because I recognized it as well. I'm just sorry more critics didn't see what they and I saw.
The screenplay by Ms. Hopkins and Ms. Nelsen has a truth underneath the comedy which is real and Mr. Lehmann was able to capture that truth on film.
Many critics have said the film strove for "mediocrity" (A.O. Scott of the "NY Times") or they frankly hated Ms. Keaton in an unbelievable or unlikeable role (Lisa Schwarzbaum of "Entertainment Weekly").
Ms. Schwarzbaum's review is particularly grotesque in her dislike of this film; in my opinion her review borders on unprofessional. She writes, "Daphne is the dumb girl's Keaton of 'Hanging Up' rather than the thinking woman's Keaton of 'Something's Gotta Give'." There is anger in her review that is so palpable that it makes me think that Ms. Keaton's character hit too close to the mark in some way. However, I will leave Ms. Schwarzbaum's "dumb girl" comment stand for itself.
I mention some of these critic reviews only to point out that perhaps viewers should give this film a try and avoid the critics on this one, and I don't say this often. I have the greatest respect in general for professional film critics, but I won't hesitate to criticize one directly when it is warranted.
When I saw the film, I saw it with a relatively full audience and the audience laughed at every comical moment in the film, so Mr. Lehmann's direction and editing did catch the right comedic points. Additionally, Ms. Keaton's portrayal of a good-hearted but obsessive mother was right on. Certainly, Mandy Moore's character of the daughter resulting from a controlling but good-heated mother is right on the mark. I know many daughters and sons like this. "Because I Said So" displays a group of existing lives that are rarely this humorously and poignantly portrayed. My friends came out of the film saying Ms. Keaton's character was so like their own mothers.
I thought the character's were written well, even Ms. Keaton's whose character I did dislike at times, but they were people - three dimensional people and I can't ask more from writers than to create real characters. Most of all I did laugh quite a bit in the film. So the bottom line is I think you should give this film a chance.
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